A Pelican Book: Object-oriented Ontology by Graham HarmanA Pelican Book: Object-oriented Ontology by Graham Harman

A Pelican Book: Object-oriented Ontology

byGraham Harman

Mass Market Paperback | May 15, 2018

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We humans tend to believe that things are only real in as much as we perceive them, an idea reinforced by modern philosophy, which privileges us as special, radically different in kind from all other objects. But as Graham Harman, one of the theory's leading exponents, shows, Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) rejects the idea of human specialness: the world, he states, is clearly not the world as manifest to humans. "To think a reality beyond our thinking is not nonsense, but obligatory." At OOO's heart is the idea that objects—whether real, fictional, natural, artificial, human, or non-human—are mutually autonomous. This core idea has significance for nearly every field of inquiry which is concerned in some way with the systematic interaction of objects, and the degree to which individual objects resist full participation in such systems. In this brilliant new introduction, Graham Harman lays out OOO's history, ideas, and impact, taking in art and literature, politics and natural science along the way. From Sherlock Holmes, unicorns, and videogames to Dadaism, Voltaire, and string theory, this book will change the way you understand everything.
Graham Harman is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SCI-Arc, Los Angeles (on leave from the American University in Cairo). A key figure in the contemporary speculative realism movement in philosophy and for his development of object-oriented ontology, he was named by Art Review magazine as one of the 100 most influential figures ...
Title:A Pelican Book: Object-oriented OntologyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.1 × 4.37 × 0.72 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241269156

ISBN - 13:9780241269152

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Date published: 2017-11-25