Category Archives: Procrustes

on Grant’s response in The Speculative Turn « Object-Oriented Philosophy

on Grant’s response in The Speculative Turn « Object-Oriented Philosophy.  Fascinating post by Graham Harman on Iain Hamilton Grant’s response to his article on substance.  One/multiple substance (GB, GH), or one productive force, one  – ‘anteriority’ – (IHG) which sounds … Continue reading

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Forensic science – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Forensic science – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Ian Bogost – Computers are Systems, not Languages

Ian Bogost – Computers are Systems, not Languages.  Posted here to flag up dimensions of debate.  Sometimes I feel right out of my depth, then I remind myself that I am just as competent to understand philosophical debate and note … Continue reading

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Heterophenomenology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Heterophenomenology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  Posted with steam coming out my ears, but calming myself: so rather than the subject’s self-report of their experiences being validity enough both to allow and to agree the existence of whatever subjective experience … Continue reading

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Entity realism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Entity realism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  So, real entities have real empirically-experimentally experienceable effects?

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Stories and/as theories: Procrustes, ‘progress’, and plate tectonics

Think stories and theories about things are rather like plate tectonics.  (Or lava lamps.)  They emerge and drift about the earth’s surface and bash into each other with various consequences.  Procrustes stretched or shrank (!) travellers on his bed (cut … Continue reading

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