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?
One of the most common observations regarding the Turn or “Kehre” in Heidegger’s thinking is that the earlier work is more “analytical”, more rational, (though not in the sense of Analytical Philosophy) while the later work, after the Turn, is more “poetic” (or “poietic”). While this is accurate (and to a large degree originates from… Continue reading What is Poetic Thinking?
The entry of America into this planetary war is not an entry into history. No, it is already the last American act of America’s history-lessness and self-destruction. This act is the renunciation of the Origin. It is a decision for lack-of-Origin. – Martin Heidegger Rather amazingly, people who have read Heidegger’s work as a whole… Continue reading The “Decision for Lack-of-Origin” as the Decision for Freedom
Technology is eroding the profit-motive. Most people think companies that are focused on technology, such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and IBM etc. are simply profiteers of technology. In fact they’ve consistently disrupted profits (on the scale of the economy as a whole) and de-capitalized long standing industries. The argument is that they’re after control.… Continue reading Heidegger’s “Passing of the Last God”
Ontology as the focus of primary logic is concerned with description and classification. Aristotle introduces causality, which of course is intimately bound up with explanation, within physics (although he uses it freely in his discussions on other positive sciences such as biology and economics). His logic does not consider causality or by extension explanation at… Continue reading Ontology and Science: Understanding vs Explanation;