Didier Debaise, Levy Bryant, Philosopher's Rally, Speculative Realism

Levi Bryant & Didier Debaise in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

It’s not my intention to make this blog into a sort of conference alert website, but this announcement is really worth mentioning. On the 18th and 19th of April Levi Bryant and Didier Debaise will deliver their key-note lectures at the annual Philosopher’s Rally in Rotterdam. This surely is a wonderful opportunity to see the both of them ‘in real life’.The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Beyond Dualism’.

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Bruno Latour, Graham Harman, Levy Bryant, Materialism, Object Oriented Ontology, Peter van Ingwagen

materialism without materials (or; clouds are elementary particles arranged cloudwise)

The most common misunderstanding about object-oriented ontology is probably that it entails a rigid materialism. Since it talks of ‘materials’ and often does this with reference to ‘beings’ it seems not unfair to label it as a contemporary ‘materialist ontology’ (reminiscent of both Lucretius’ atoms and different Marxist positions). And a title like Material Beings would probably count as a good candidate for any object-oriented publication.
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