"It seems to me that the pathway into such a reconciliation, rather unsurprisingly, involves science- the most direct object-oriented praxis that we have at our disposal. It also seems that both Deleuzo-Guattarian vitalists and speculative realists gesture in precisely this direction, with similar ideological aims but with different perceived ideological results. For both Deleuze/Guattari and Meillassoux, what is at stake are the gains of materialism made by the Enlightenment thinkers. Is there really no way that we can retain D&G’s and Latour’s mindfulness of the burden of desire (and its effects on even our best attempts at a pure metaphysics) as it weighs upon our efforts to enact the Copernican counter-revolution? Couldn’t a deeper foray into the ontic draw upon the radically depoliticized Deleuzo-Guattarian metaphysical vocabulary as a means of avoiding the twin traps of absolutism and correlationism?"
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Anodyne Heavy: Vitalism avec Speculative Realism
Anodynelite on SR and vitalism, and their possible marriage via science...