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Why are you so jumpy with your references?
He uses the same imagery excessively, the skin on his neck stood out to me. The problem as correlationism sees it is, is the light on in the fridge when you close the door?
It’s worthwhile to read to experience that point of view, even should it be replaced by a better theory. Eating Romanticisma collection of essays that problematizes the use of taste and appetite as Romantic metaphors for bounded territories and subjectivities, while empirically interrogating the organization of Romantic cultural and economic structures around competing logics of consumption.
But I mostly hate this rhetoric because while Morton argues this liberates us, I think it does the opposite. Viewing “nature,” in the putative sense, as an arbitrary textual signifier, Morton theorizes artistic representations of the environment as sites for opening ideas of nature to new possibilities. Stop the tape of evolution anywhere and you won’t see it.
I look forward to reading more of Morton’s ideas, even with the persistent fever dream quality of his writing.
Contents Acknowledgments A Quake in Being: Moving fluidly between philosophy, science, literature, visual and conceptual art, and popular culture, the book argues that hyperobjects show that the end of the world has already occurred in the sense that concepts such as world, nature, and even environment are no longer a meaningful horizon against which human events take place.
If we own up to hypocrisy, rather than imagining that cynicism and critique will bring about change, we acknowledge that we inhabit chronic failure, not a world where we once achieved mastery or one day will. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to defy not only our control but also our understanding.
Would I recommend this book? They morgon nonlocal ; in other words, any “local manifestation” of a hyperobject is not directly the hyperobject. For science fiction fans such as myself, the suggestion that aliens have come knocking on our door is hard not to like, as is the idea that this implies the end of modernity p. About the Author, Other Works in the Series pp. It is a paradoxical act of sadistic admiration. And even though humankind has given its hyperobjcets to this age because of its part in creating the Anthropocene, the concomitant philosophies emerging are effectively decentering that agency.
I am not sure Morton understands quantum physics.
Or perhaps he should hyperobjecta embrace his flicker of self-awareness on pg 46 ” Morton became involved with object-oriented ontology after his ecological writings were favorably compared with the movement’s ideas.
The Time of Hyperobjects pp. All and all Hyperobjecs was a fun read, but far weaker then it should have been. As interesting and timotuy perhaps revelatory as all this might be, I found I had some difficulties: Nowhere in the long list of catastrophic weather events What the reader is left with is —well, ink and cloudiness.
In addition, there’s the usual middle-aged trendy business of bragging about how engaged htperobjects popular culture he is, which is always excruciating and always involves dated references. Nov 03, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: Capitalism, Ideology, Identity – Again, the text doesn’t dismiss that sort of analysis – its aim is another. Feb 13, Corey White rated it it was amazing. It never stops tjmothy to you, no matter where you move on Earth” Nor can any amount of science provide absolute, percent proof of causal connections.
Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World by Timothy Morton
Moving fluidly between philosophy, science, literature, visual and conceptual art, and popular culture, the book argues that hyperobjects show that the end of the world has already occurred in the sense that concepts such as world, nature, and even environment are no longer a meaningful horizon against which human events take place. I highlighted a bunch of passages hypperobjects the book, some pages becoming more highlight than whitespace, which i take to mean that i tijothy engrossed.