📙 Object-Oriented Philosophy

Author: Peter Wolfendale

Full Title: Object-Oriented Philosophy

Highlights from March 7th, 2021.

Even more worryingly perhaps, we are left wondering why we must affirm the reality of discreteness at all, rather than some singular Apeiron underlying a plurality of discrete appearances. Harman’s own analysis of appearance cannot but dissolve the ‘glaringly obvious fact’ of discreteness that he himself held up against Heidegger’s purported holism. His radical dissociation of the individuation of sensual objects from the individuation of real objects precludes any appeal to apparent discreteness in order to prove real discreteness, and thereby undermines his seemingly radical individualism. If we cannot know anything about the criteria of individuation of real objects, then we are left with the real possibility that there might only be one.