Realism

The analytical philosophy of logical positivism or logical empiricism, which dominated 20th-century Anglo-American scientific thinking, leaves philosophy with a complex and problematic legacy that must be addressed and overcome if we are to have any hope of a renewed, meaningful, philosophically rational realism. On the one hand, the positivist view of philosophy is deflationary, diminishing…

Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics by Graham Harman

This book looks important, especially to advancing beyond the analytic-phenomenological debate. Harman writes: “Whereas Latour places all humans, nonhuman, natural, and artificial objects on the same footing, the analytics and continentals both still dither over how to bridge, ignore, deny, or explain away a single gap between humans and world. While graduate students are usually…