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Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World ( Posthumanities) [Timothy Morton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 27 Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. TIMOTHY MORTON. 26 Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism. Hyperobjects has ratings and 48 reviews. Humphrey said: Part I: A TheoryI’m pretty sure Timothy Morton is a Hyperobject. He is Viscous: he won’t le.

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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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For all their gloating over the fact that people are pieces of mortno just like everything else, they also want to claim that the very status of that utterance is somehow special.

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This was definitely a different way of looking at reality for me and, I tiomthy guess, most people. Not just large objects, but all of them: He wants to demolish the recent history of debate in the social sciences and humanities as an “I can do meta than you” but his own narration is just such morotn attempted refocusing.

A potpourri of subjects all of them leading to global warming? It is bold, stimulating, and provocative. Overall a very annoying text which I do not wish to revisit. Do you want to read the word hyperobject three times per sentence?


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According to Morton, the decision to study English literature, as opposed to more academically fashionable classics, stemmed from a desire to engage with modes of thought evolving internationally “including all kinds of continental philosophy that just wasn’t happening much in England at the time, what with the war against ‘theory’ and all. Insisting that we have to reinvent how we think to even begin to comprehend the world we now live in, Hyperobjects takes the first steps, outlining a genuinely postmodern ecological approach to thought and action.

His subjects include the poetry and literature of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, the cultural significance and context of food, ecology and environmentalism, and object-oriented ontology OOO.

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May 07, Kathleen rated it liked it. It is a small operation, like tipping over a domino Here’s the bad news: To put it very simply, you know when you’re in a test and you have to bullshit the answer because there is a minimum character mandatory reply?

The other is to allow for the existence of contradictory entities. I’ve read some since then, nothing in particular, just what fell into my TBR pile from friends and whatnot. If yes, read The Age of Asymmetry. Posthumanities View Save View Citation.

I feel like OOO is an attempt to reskin logical positivism, which has a lot of problems see Pooper’s work. And since hyperobjects are so difficult to make sense, this book try, tumothy a hyperobjective way, to hyperobjectify our understanding of hyperobjects, making it a bit hard to grasp its message. Which is what I find fascinating about this idea: Examples are things like the Earth, evolution, galaxies, and even global warming.


Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World

I feel like it has ended a third time in a way. Point 1incidentally, is the trouble with science. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. Morton himself seems quite aware of hyperobjcets twists and turns in his reasoning.

Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. Investigating how food came to signify ideological outlook in hyperibjects late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Morton’s book is an attempt at ‘green’ cultural criticism, whereby bodies and the social or environmental conditions in which they appear are shown to be interrelated. Nor can any amount of science provide absolute, percent proof of causal connections.

This would be like thinking with prepackaged concepts—it would not be like thinking at all. They challenge our assumptions of human mastery over things; we can philosophize more simply, it seems, about the existence of ordinary things like oranges, but hyperobjects are scary game-changers, and they have a touch of the sublime. But, worse news, this is not even the major problem.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Unlike the poor fool, I am undeluded–either I truly believe that I have exited from delusion, or I know that no one can, including myself, and I take pride in this disillusionment”