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dc.contributor.authorHarman, Graham
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Hugh
dc.contributor.authorDiSalvo, Carl
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, John
dc.contributor.authorStafford, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorThacker, Eugene
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-17T19:59:42Z
dc.date.available2010-05-17T19:59:42Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/33045
dc.descriptionPresented at the first Object-Oriented Ontology Symposium, April 23, 2010, Georgia Tech Hotel, Atlanta, Georgiaen_US
dc.descriptionGraham Harman is Associate Vice Provost for Research and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo. Harman coined the term "object-oriented philosophy," and has developed it extensively in his many books, among them Tool Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects and Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics.
dc.descriptionRuntime: 102:06 minutes
dc.descriptionPanel respondents: Hugh Crawford, Carl DiSalvo, John Johnston, Barbara Stafford and Eugene Thacker
dc.description.abstractThis lecture aims to place present-day object-oriented ontology (OOO) in historical context. The recent appearance of this movement in continental philosophy has led some to ask how it differs from the theories of objects found in Husserl and his fellow Austro-Hungarian thinkers, such as Twardowski and Meinong. OOO is contrasted with the work of these thinkers, as well as with later authors such as Heidegger, Whitehead, McLuhan, and Latour. Most philosophical theories of objects tell us nothing about the interaction between two inanimate objects with no human witness. And those that do (Whitehead and Latour come to mind) remain too loyal to the British Empiricist theory of bundles of qualities, leaving no room for objects over and above such qualities. By contrast, the fourfold model of OOO allows an object to exist not only apart from us, but apart from its own features as well. Turning from history of philosophy to systematic metaphysics, the lecture ends with a survey of some familiar problems that look fresh when viewed from an object-oriented stance.en_US
dc.format.extent102:06 minutes
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesObject-Oriented Ontology Symposium
dc.subjectObject-oriented philosophyen_US
dc.subjectMetaphysicsen_US
dc.subjectObject-oriented ontologyen_US
dc.titleAmerican Objects vs. Austrian Objectsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
dc.contributor.corporatenameAmerican University in Cairo


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