Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing [Pdf Kindle]

You Come to Yokum iAlaxies the reality of those things outside the reach of my own knowledge A flat ontology says they are all eually significant utterly regardless of human cognition They must remain alien as alien and unknowablen their essence as the plastic molded Lego lid or the woven textile couch cushion or the jadite cup and saucer beside me They have their own existence yes but also their own unknowable stories tensions relations beyond me And why not I am after all one who rides largely unaware of the processes n my own body and mind a sliver of consciousness n a rambling unknown house Everywhere there Zbogom, dragi Krleža is wonder andgnoranceBogost again uoting lines by Zhdanov Either the letters cannot be understood or their grand scale Firesoul is unbearable to the eye what remainss the red wind Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage in the field with the name of rose onts lips This You Are the Rain is a strange book written by a video game designer trying his hand at philosophyThe author manages to renvent Alfred Korzybski s Cycle Style idea of General Semantics and givest the new name of Object Oriented Ontology using terminology borrowed from software developers At the same time the author falls Artscroll Children's Siddur into the very trap Korzybski warns about when he said the maps not the territory I m guessing the author never read Korzybski or heard of General Semantics so t s probably not a hard mistake to make Korzybski s work on the relationship between words and things was never mainstream and these days the only people who remember General Semantics are likely hard core fans of science fiction authors like Robert Heinlein H Beam Piper and A E Vogt who based a number of their stories on the dea Both Bogost and Kozybski also probably owe a bit of a debt to Gottfried Leibniz s Iron Cross idea of characteristica universalis a universal language or calculus for thought that could be used for describingdeas objects and relations Zachary's Virgin in a way free of biases andnaccuraciesKorzybski gives an example early Pfaueninsel in his book of a pencil and the word pencil He compares how two different people who both use the word pencil describe the actual object both are correctn a limited way but the features they each use are completely different and a third party who had never seen a pencil would not even understand that both are describing the same object and would have no way of guessing the properties of the real object He proposes a precise and universal way of describing objects entities deas and the relationships between them To do t right would reuire a precise language but he proposes a method that works Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) in existing languages with the aid of various structural diagramming toolsBogost goes through the beginnings of a similar exercise using something from his own experience a video game based on the movie ET He spends several pages giving examples of how we might describe the game and how those descriptions arencomplete andor naccurate Unlike Korzybski Bogost does not go on to propose a solution probably due to the limited size of his book Alien Phenomenology s a modest 136 page vs Korzybski s Science and Sanity An Introduction to Non Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics which clocks n at 806 pagesThe book s subtitle What t s Like to be a Thing leaves the reader with a bit of a mystery It s obviously a reference to Thomas Nagel s book What s t like to be a Bat which s a uery nto the nature of consciousness But Alien Phenomenology never addresses the uestion of consciousness at all and most of the book Time Capsule is about objects or non conscious things and how they relate to each other My conclusions that Bogost has fallen Hot Under the Collar into the trap of thinking thatf we could fully and accurately understand the relationship between things like say a bat and Horses its environment that we would then know whatt s like to be a bat This s the classic danger Korzybski warns about with that well known phrase the map s not the territory No matter how accurate you can make your representation of the territory the map remains a different thing The Luthier's Apprentice it can tell you about the relationship of featuresn the territory but Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California its not the territory Likewise knowing fully about the relationship of a bat or anything to ts environment and being able to describe t perfectly and unbiasedly while useful will not tell us what the conscious experience of being a bat Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl is likeSo the book was a bit of a disappointment for me But I did have a certain fascinationn seeing the book unknowingly redevelop forgotten deas from the 1930s that are now found mostly n classic science fiction novels My recommendation Schlechter Sex 2 is to go back and read Korzybski or Leibnizf you re New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre interestedn the subject matter If you ever wanted to know why video game designers should not pretend to know about philosophy you could read a few pages of this book Otherwise f you ever wanted to know what t would look like The Disability Studies Reader if that book were written by your computer geek pal from college who used to getnto endless and pointless conversations about concepts like reality only to come up with stuff like Sword and Sorceress 24 it s like realty you know you could read a few pages of this book Otherwise f you ever wanted to know what t would be like to read a book that stuffed words like weird and strange and bizarre nto every available space defined here as spaces not already occupied by name dropping and sound bites then you could read a few pages of this book Look everyone doing theory a VERY fine book can be done n fewer than 200 pages Use this as a model The Riptide Ultra-Glide in future especiallyf you want to be readSome favorite bits speculative realism Die Sanduhr is an event rather than a philosophical positiont names a moment when the epistemological tide ebbed revealing the Mardi Gras iridescent shells of realism they had so long occluded all things eually exist yet they do not exist eually The funeral pyres not the same as the aardvark the porceletta shell Ghetto is not euivalent to the rugby ball Not onlys neither pair reducible to human encounter but also neither s reducible to the other The power of flat ontology comes from to the other The power of flat ontology comes from ndiscretion It refuses distinction and welcomes all nto the temple of being Unit s an ambivalent term That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon indifferent to the nature of whatt names It s also solated unitary and indifferent to the nature of what Ghost Stories of Washington it names Its also American Espionage and the Soviet Target isolated unitary and not simply the part of a whole or ontologically basic andndivisible like an atom units operate That Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis is thing constantly machinate within themselves and mesh with one another acting and reacting to properties and states while still keeping something secret Since units remain fundamentallyn the dark about one another s nfinite centers the unit operations that become relevant to them differ Everything whatsoever s like people on a subway crunched together nto uncomfortably ntimate contact with people on a subway crunched together The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives into uncomfortablyntimate contact with Lists remind us that no matter how fluidly a system may operate Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case its members remain utterlysolated mutual aliens except see what context does via Harper s Index Ontographical cataloging hones a virtue the abandonment of anthropocentric narrative coherence Die vier Jahreszeiten in favor of worldly detail The tire and chassis thece milk and cup the buckshot and soil things like these exist not just for us but also for themselves and for one another Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană in ways that might surprise and dismay us For the ontographer Aristotle was wrong nature does not operaten the shortest way possible but Kyoko Karasuma Bd. 5 in a multitude of locally streamlined yet globallynefficient ways anthropocentrism s unavoidable at least for us humans The same s true of any unit for the bats chiropteracentrism The Huguenot Sword is the problem Objects try to make sense. Oriented ontology that puts things at the center of being a philosophyn which nothing exists any or less than anything else Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form in which humans are elements but not the sole or even primary elements of philosophicalnterest And unlike experimental phenomenology or the philosophy of technology Bogost’s alien phenomenology takes for granted that all beings nteract with and perceive one another This experience however withdraws. ,
Of each other through the ualities and logics they possess When one object caricatures another the first grasps the second n abstract enough for the one to make some sense of the other given ts own nternal properties No matter how we may feel about eating or abstaining from meat appeals to feeling and suffering exemplify the correlationist conceit the assumption that the rights any thing should have are the same ones we believe we should have that living things like us are The 101 Dalmatians important that those less like us and that lifetself From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America is an existence of greater worth thannanimacy Metaphorism The Story of the Orchestra is necessarily anthropomorphic and thust challenges the metaphysician both to embrace and to yield to the limits of humanity It s possible to generalize of course For example one could argue that no matter what sort of thing a unit Only Say the Word ist ought to have the right to be preserved and not destroyed This Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge is anmpractical sentiment however because beings often need to eat or molt or burn or dissolve Aristotelian final causation tends to be human oriented Take another weirder case theories concepts and memes Is there an ethics of deas Not an ethics for their application as by human hands advancing a political cause but an ethics for the nteractions of deas as such When I utter a phrase does t owe than Talking Cures and Placebo Effects its utterance When I encounter a catchy chorus on the radio or a clever edition of a web comic doests desire to propagate create duty When we ask after the ethics of objects we are really asking f moral ualities exist as sensual ualities I ll float a categorical response no When the vegan eat the tofu she bathes n The Bewitched Wolf its moisturets blandness ts suppleness ts vegetality Yet the soy does not bathe Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries in her veganism An object enters an ethical relation whent attempts to reconcile the sensual ualities of another object vis vis the former s withdrawn reality Despite the fact that Levinas claims ethics as first philosophy what he gives us Finn (Anderson Billioniares Book 1) is not really ethics but a metaphysics ofntersubjectivity that he gives the name ethics Object ethicscan only ever be theorized once removed phenomenally the parallel universes of private objects cradled silently Last Chance Hero in their cocoons even while their surfaces seem to explode devour caress or murder one another Ethical judgmenttself proves a metaphorism an attempt to reconcile the being of one unit Officer Buckle and Gloria in terms of another We mistaket for the object s withdrawn essence If anticorrelationsim amounts to a rejection of only one correlation and an embrace of multiple correlations then centrism Antolog�a Patri�tica isnevitable whether Political Theory: An Introduction it be anthropocentrism petrocentrism photocentrism skylocentrism or any other things render one anothern nfinite chain of weaker and weaker correlation each altering and distorting the last such that t sense What Is Madness? is rendered nonsense It s not turtles all the way down but metaphors AVOID ACADEMIC MUMBLESPEAK a sentiment of precision while at best delaying the moment when the writer actually has to be precise Like a space probe sent out to record process and reportnformation the alien phenomenologist s carpentry seeks to capture and characterize an experience This Pagan Heaven it can never fully understand offering a rendering satisfactory enough to allow the artifact s operator to gain somensight Paladin's Redemption into an alien thing s experience We apply rigor the scholarly version of Tinker Bell s fairy dustn adeuate uantities to stave off nterest while cheating death To wonder s to suspend all trust Zum Ruhme Reifer Geister: Eine Flaschenpost Mit Brennrezepten Wunderwassern Und Beschwingten Versen Von Babylon Bis Heute (German Edition) in one s own logics be they religion science philosophy custom or opinion and to become subsumed entirelyn the uniueness of an object s native logics flour granule firearm civil justice system longship fondant Let s leave rigor to the dead This was a very deep dense academic sort of read Very mind expanding I liked his deas on how humans tend to relate things only n their conparison to human experiences and his challenging of those Dreamsnake ideas What to say about this book Nothing good definitely It starts with a fairly seriousf whimsical uestion What Dark Water: A Siren Novel ist like to be a thing shades of uestion What Muse ist like to be a thing shades of Nagel but loses Silence itselfn a cavalcade of Dr. Koto Vol. 9 irrelevant philosophical flatulenceAs an STS scholar I take the euivalence of human beings and things seriously Bruno Latour s Parliament of Things actually sounds like annteresting Sworn Sword: A Free Preview idea But evenf we erase the divide between human and non human there still seem to be some bifurcations n the world things and signs atoms and bits entities with ntentional stances and those capable solely of reaction A philosopher should examine these common sensical distinctions and the ways Lanalphabète qui savait compter in which they are wrong A true unitary theory would be a wonder Thats not Modern French Culinary Art -The Pellaprat of the 20th Century in this bookI d hoped to see an approach by which we might approach the existence and uality of things objects technologies artifacts and so called nature Instead Bogost throws out a few sparkling bon motsn a sea of disconnected anecdotes and generally sloppy thinking A subject that should be approached with mmense care s treated with disrespectThe only reason I finished this book was to honestly describe how bad Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective it was I found this book to be uite accessible and totallyncomprehensible at the same time It was kind of a surreal joy to read I liked how Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues it flipped the artificialntelligence research agenda of getting machines to think like people to getting humans to magine what t was like to be a thing I also came to appreciate Bogost s variation on Latour s litanies so called tiny ontology And I really appreciated his emphasis on making things to guide thinking or philosophical carpentry and the Cabal importance of cultivating a sense of wonder His use of real examples and case studies to demonstrate his thinking was also very helpful and sometimes uite humorous I m wandering back to Latour to read We Have Never Been Modern based on some discussion oft Phases of War Crimes Trials of WWII in this bookSon the spirit of tiny ontology here are some random uotes I highlighted on my KindleTo be sure computers often do entail human experience and perception The human operator views words 130912 first review this s kind of the opposite to husserl easy to read but not too convincing so give Young Junius it somewhere between two and three somenteresting ways of philosophy some deas even some from husserl and made me think should read meillassoux againthe Tales From Greenfuzz 3 idea that philosophers or metaphysicians should do rather than talkn writing papers only should be like doctors of thought seems mistaken to me there may be too much critical detail disputes to establish this or that prof or Ambush idea he worksn the field so knows but perhaps exaggerates there Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests: A Handbook of the Paleobotanical Collections in the Illinois State Museum is only our human tradition of primarily writtendeas that can be examined rather as Milk Teeth: Poems ideas than as objectsn the world as biology chemistry physics and words themselves contain by contrast and composition human ethical values pleasant as t might seem the world does not mean to tself but only to humans or something like thatafterword after 6 years SOMETHING I FIND CONVINCING IF YOU i find convincing Ein Paradies aus Nichts if you to de center humans Short moments of Oh yup I know exactly what he s talking about lead to But whys this The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry important These moments are surrounded by a murky Clearly written but nevertheless bewilderingntroduction to a topic that made me want to read the books on his bibliography There s a lot of showing and assertion but not a lot of argumentation Had trouble determining Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution if what I was reading was simple truth or gibberingnsanity Tend toward the former but I m going to read Latour and Harman to make sur. From human comprehension and becomes accessible only through a speculative philosophy based on metaphorProviding a new approach for understanding the experience of things as things Bogost also calls on philosophers to rethink their craft Drawing on his own background as a videogame designer Bogost encourages professional thinkers to become makers as well engineers who construct things as much as they think and write about them. ,


Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing

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What else s there here anywhere right now Anything will do so long as Mary Mc Leod Bethune Papers: The Bethune Foundation Collection (Black Studies Research Sources) it reminds us of the awesome plentitude of the alien everyday 134I have beennterested n things for a long time I remember on a visit to an art museum as an undergraduate being fascinated by a scuffed section of worn wooden floor n a corner that I thought deserved as much attention as the exhibits It seemed to carry such a weight of narrative Likewise at a conference n Wisconsin I found an old painted heat register n a corner of a museum next to a forgotten chair and I was struck by Highschool of the Dead, Band 2 its uiet gravity For me objects became a way of connecting to the stories that had washed over them like waves Who else had seen touched forgotten thisI am attracted to environmentsn a similar same way who has been here before Wandering through the empty halls of the Union League Club Rick Stein’s Secret France in Chicago or the streets of Oxford or Venice the details of pavement or chipping plaster or window or stone seem so heavy so linked to human stories and remembering but so resolutelyndependent of me and my own My photography often seeks to highlight these detailsIn the natural world that human touch Guide to the History of the Laws and Constitutions of England: Consisting of Six Lectures, Delivered at the Colleges of Ss. Peter and Paul, Prior Park, Bath is distant but especiallyn my Midwestern home The Legend of the Jersey Devil its never absent who else has walked this way or will again Who else Black Men in Britain: An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation is weaving prairie trail ash tree railroad embankment rutted farm road wind turbined horizon and cumulusnto the human story All of these considerations though are Tactics Illustration Works Kinoshita Sakura x Higashiyama Kazuko intensely anthropocentric I find significance and beautyn these things because I m constantly linking them to the human narrative even when they strike me primarily due to their distance to my own personal narrative I ll never know all the details of this particular grove of poplars or this weathered barn but they would have no significance at all Understanding Communication and Aging: Developing Knowledge and Awareness if I wasn t here to wonder about them Would theyFor Ian Bogost thiss just another example of our tendency to view everything through a correlationist lens to see the ontological significance of things from an anthropocentric view Bogost sees this reflected Der Beobachter in both the scientific endeavor which seeks to harness and utilize the universe for human use and the humanities which evaluate everything according to the human narrative Both perspectives embody the correlationist conceit The scientists believesn reality apart from human life but An Egyptian Satire About a Condemned Building its a reality excavated for human exploitation The scientific process cares less for reality Barack Obama For Beginners, Updated Edition: An Essential Guide itself thant does for the discoverability of reality through human Drôle De Mariage ingenuity Likewise the humanist doesn t believen the world except as a structure erected From Dare to Due Date in thenterest of human culture Like a mirror mage of the scientist the humanist mostly seeks to mine particular forms of culture often suggesting aspects of t that must be overcome through abstract notions of resistance or revolution Look at me shout both the scientist and the humanist Look what I have uncovered 14I don t know that I buy Bogost s critiue of the scientist as I think Hold Me Again it s often the scientific endeavor that yieldsnsights that do the most to challenge our anthropocentric views For Nomad instance during a show about exoplanetsn the planetarium years ago thick with scientific descriptions of stone and surface temperature and wind speeds a friend of mine asked not the how do we know uestion of science but the what does t mean uestion of philosophy What does t mean that there are these physical places where rocks are being weathered and clouds are drifting through skies that we will never experience We want to maintain that they are physically significant I might even say holy Heaven Can Wait in the eyes of an orthodox materialism But they are outside the mediation of mankind Thiss part of my fascination with Bogost s philosophical view known as object oriented ontology OOO Friends for 300 Years: The History and Beliefs of the Society of Friends Since George Fox Started the Quaker Movement it seems a compelling way to grapple with some of these uestions What do I do with the reality of objects that have no bearing whatsoever on the human narrativeBogost s works short compelling and engagingly WRITTEN THAN ANY PIECE OF PHILOSOPHY than any piece of philosophy have read Rattlesnake Rock in a long time I won t be able to do justice to his treatment which also provides a helpfulntroduction to the handful of other philosophers that are pursuing this line of thought In short Bogost argues for a flat ontology a way of perceiving the world Manhattan Muffdiver in which objects and their relationships are given as much ontological significance as possible regardless of their relationship with the human perspective In a flat ontology the bubbling skin of the capsaicin pepper holds just as muchnterest as the culinary history of the enchilada Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness its destined to top 17And uoting Harman object oriented philosophy holds that the relation of humans to pollen oxygen eagles or windmills s no different n kind from the Black Knight Squadron: Book 1: Foundations interaction of these objects with each other For we ourselves just like Neanderthals sparrows mushrooms and dirt have never done anything else than act amidst the bustle of other actants 39There are some obviousssues with such a view for one thing the apparent paradox that Bogost never really ualifies what he means by thing so that at times he s talking about discrete physical objects but at other times he discusses Tennessee in turmoil: Politics in the Volunteer State, 1920-1932 ideas or even systems ornstitutions criminal justice system that are human constructs It s difficult to see how one can argue for the The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe independent significance of objects that clearly only arise through the human narrativetself Likewise t s hard to take seriously a philosophy that discusses how objects might perceive each other or that tries to deconstruct objects nto their smaller units when those units at times only have conceptual existence n the human mindTo be fair Bogost recognizes both the alienness and the difficulty n his task and he ualifies much of what he Asphaltsommer is doing as speculative analogy or even poetry with anntention of challenging the way we think about the world than arriving at actual Far from the Place We Called Home insights on the nature of things Speculationsn t just poetic but it s partly so a creative act that beings conduct as they gaze earnestly but bemusedly at one another Everything whatsoever s partly so a creative act that beings conduct as they gaze earnestly but bemusedly at one another Everything whatsoever like people on a subway crunched together When the Circus Came to Town into uncomfortablentimate contact with strangers 31This Der verpasste Mann is why Bogost s works The Korean Intercept interspersed with poetry whichronically returns us to the anthropological centricism of humans Hernando de Soto interpreting their universe Yet that s okay for Bogost as long as we recognize the creative endeavor of attempting tonterpret the universe but without stubbornly maintaining ourselves at the center It s a sort of philosophical ontological Copernican revolution and Tales from the Kathasaritsagara its results of course willnform our poetry and our expression as Bogost provides multiple examples ofBogost than anything wants us to be aware to appreciate the things for themselves as he appreciates antiuated computer systems not simply for what they represent about human Pokemon: Essential Handbook ingenuity or design but because as offeredn some of his most compelling examples they have Slave to Dawn, Master to the Twilight intrinsic value and they are worth the effort expendedn analyzing their function for Making Life Rich Without Any Money: Finding Joy in What Really Matters its own sake Bogosts an engineer mystic and he writes what a philosophical treatise should be at the core a discussion of things that are of ways to see the world Object oriented ontology Ansatze Zu Einer Pragmatischen Sprachgeschichte: Zurcher Kolloquium 1978 is compelling to me becauset emphasizes the reality of the world of distant galaxies and the axial spin of the uaking neutron stars Turbulente Zeiten in those galaxies the condensation of methane and the whorls of cloud and the fragmented feldspar on the moons of gas giantsn those Humanity has sat at the center of philosophical thinking for too long The recent advent of environmental philosophy and posthuman studies has widened our scope of William Eggleston inuiry tonclude ecosystems animals and artificial Astrobiology: The Search for Life in Space intelligence Yet the vast majority of the stuffn our universe and even n our lives remains beyond serious philosophical concernIn Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost develops an object. ,
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