Object-oriented is a contested term from software language design to ontology. Originally coined to describe the programming language Smalltalk by Alan Kay, one of the key designers of the language, its use has not only migrated to software languages that have very little in common with Smalltalk, but even to philosophical ontology via Graham Harman’s… Continue reading What is Intended by the term “Object-Oriented”?
“The fantastic, far from designating a simple logic of the phantasm or an intrusion of the phantasm into the real, characterizes precisely the real of the phantasm. Ontological difference, the convertibility between the two (ex)changes, the new ontological gift, and the new exchangeability are not pure abstractions. They constitute our real, the way the real… Continue reading The New Economy of Mythology
“Generally speaking, it is not believed by the vast majority that the American dollar will be overthrown,” Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, said in a note. “But it will be, and this defrocking may occur in as short a period as five to 10 years.” Bove uses several metrics… Continue reading Is Janus in the Process of Being Exposed? Or, Is The Global Financial System Collapsing?
Some will be disappointed by the realization of what I’m referring to in the title. As in, that’s not mysterious, it’s barely even interesting. But in naming it as the most mysterious mystery the double positive is itself neither positive nor negative, but both simultaneously. It is the most mysterious mystery precisely because the reason… Continue reading The Most Mysterious of Mysteries
The title is specifically not a philosophical or even a moral injunction, but a precept of modern physics. Seven Essential Elements of Quantum Physics Consider, then, the correlation to the following quote: “The pre-Copernican image of the cosmos familiar to us from medieval maps pictures the “universe” opened by the fundamental fantasy, wherein guilt is… Continue reading “What is Not Forbidden is Mandatory”