Our contribution, instead, is to provide a roadmap that opens paths for future work toward an alternative that evacuates a retinue of scalar imaginaries. It thus models an object-oriented approach to grace, experimentally moving a traditional Christian understanding of grace out of a top-down, theistic ontology and into an agent-based, object-oriented ontology. Latour’s chiding of Marxism for ‘economic reductionism’ and an inattention to the complexity of the world is the signature gesture of a current moment disenchanted with critique. Flatness here does not imply restriction of scope, but rather a willingness to radiate out horizontally from the single instance in order to trace the network of connections that make it possible. There is of course the flat ontology associated particularly with Latour (2005) and actor-network theory. version anglaise (English version) in Soziale Welt, vol. It turns out that, acknowledging the connections between analytic philosophy and computer science, there is now a branch of metaphysics known as object-oriented ontology, or OOO. cally, Latour’s ‘flat ontology’ of actors in perpetual translation and mutual articulation is shown to result in a coherent metaphysics and, intriguingly, the first local or “secular” occasionalism (112) in philosophic history. His work on the metaphysics of objects led to the development of object-oriented This book offers a novel account of grace, framed in terms of Bruno Latour's "principle of irreduction." Surely there is some kind of observable difference between a salmon, a nuclear bomb, and an oxygen atom, not to mention the more socially-familiar examples of gender and racial inequality. All entities are equally ... From the late 1990s Latour partly renounced ANT due to its inability to distinguish between the truth conditions of differing modes of reality, a problem he tried to address in his new ‘modes of existence’ project. From my understanding, The Actor Network Theory or ANT was developed by philosophers Bruno Latour, Michel Callon and John Law. In 1968 he was 21. Bruno Latour CSI-Paris/Science Studies-San Diego in Finn Olsen (special issue of the Danish philosophy journal ), " Om aktor-netvaerksteroi. cation of things (André Lemos, 2013), actor-network theory and flat ontology (Bruno Latour, 2012). ANT is thus a ‘flat ontology’ that places humans, nonhumans, concepts and fictional characters on the same footing. changing it. Latour's principle of irreduction blends heaven and earth, and in the same way transcendence and immanence, resistance, and availability, it blends ontology and epistemology. : +61-422-854-229 Academic Editor: Les Roberts Received: 13 August 2015 / Accepted: 25 September 2015 / Published: 16 October 2015 Abstract: The concept of “deep … This perspective is referred to as a flat ontology, a term coined by Manuel Delanda and further developed by Levi Bryant (2011), and which has also been used to describe the ontologies of Latour (1993, 2013) and Deleuze (1994). First, it initially implies a flat ontology in which even hallucinations and fictions count as objects, and in which composite objects such as machines and societies are objects no less than pillars of granite or tiny little quarks. Nogle fa afklaringer og mere end nogle fa forviklinger" Philosophia, Vol. The general atmosphere seemed to be positive and receptive but not without some healthy skepticism towards the newness of Roger’s techniques or the practicalities of Latour’s “flat ontology”. Flat Ontologies and the Democratizing of Knowledge Selina Springett Media, Music, Cultural Studies and Communications, Macquarie University, North Ryde, Sydney 2109, Australia; E-Mail: selina.springett@mq.edu.au; Tel. Latour’s flat ontology does not clarify the persistent inequality or hierarchization of power between different actants in a particular network. In short: biblical exegesis as a way to a revised ontology. Harman’s OOO adopted Bruno Latour’s term of ‘non-modern’ philosophy to move beyond the arguments of modern and post-modern positions. 25 N° 3 et 4, pp.47-64; (article écrit en article written in 1990]. … Bruno Latour’s interest in the autonomous agency of object-networks (“the parliament of things”) finds it closest ally in Bruno Latour and its philosophical lynchpin in Meillassoux’s flat ontology of the real. Graham Harman (født d.9. In 1968 he was . GORDON KAUFMAN, FLAT ONTOLOGY, AND VALUE: TOWARD AN ECOLOGICAL THEOCENTRISM with Myriam Renaud, “Gordon Kaufman's Humanizing Concept of God”; Jerome P. Soneson, “The Legacy of Gordon Kaufman: Theological Method and Its Pragmatic Norms”; J. Patrick Woolley, “Kaufman's Debt to Kant: The Epistemological Importance of the ‘Structure of the World which Environs Us’”; Thomas A. Analysing Latour’s anti-hierarchical ‘flat ontology’ I suggest that his anti-critical thought mistakes the form of capitalism. to a revised ontology. Prince of Networks should be read as two projects in one book. By learning from Rudolf Bultmann, we are told. Mest kendt er han for sine ideer om objekt-orienteret ontologi, spekulativ realisme og sit arbejde for at modarbejde den sproglige vending i filosofien.. Hans inspirationskilder er … Latour is explicit here about what he was, but he does not mention what he was not. On the question of what Levi R. Bryant calls "dim media," and the scalar nature of these “dim” assemblages, which have been able to form coalitions, we ought to contemplate how and why it is the homeless (for Bryant) who, “by contrast, But as we learned, neither the methods nor the ontology are categorically “new”, merely amplifications of old techniques and a reignition of old concerns. That year, in Paris, the student revolt broke out, with militant demonstrations and formative discussions about the Vietnam War, capitalism and the one-dimensional society, Marx and Marcuse. Latour’s chiding of Marxism for ‘economic reductionism’ and an inattention to the complexity of the world is the signature gesture of a current moment disenchanted with critique. I am close to flat ontology in the style of actor-network theory and at the same time I am attached to classica, modern left-wing politics. Against this flatness, where all modes of living and engaging with the world are simply constituted as … The concluding section argues that the contrast fundamental to social analysis is not that between microand macro, local and global, or activity and structure, but that between small and large. philosophical network called 'speculative realism,' reads the "flat ontology" of Latour's "object-oriented sociology" (Latour, Reassembling the Social 74) in the light of what he calls "object-oriented philosophy" or, lately, "object-oriented ontology," often abbreviated as 'OOO.' Gash. The turn to ontology, often associated with the recent works of Philippe Descola, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, and Bruno Latour, but evident in many other places as well, is, in Elizabeth Povinelli's formulation, “symptomatic” and “diagnostic” of something. My concern with Latour’s work goes beyond attempting to understand or figure politics within the actor network to questioning the ‘flat’ ontology implied by the network itself. Critics claim this democratic approach does not account for or challenge pre-existing systems of asymmetrical power and authority or inequality (Amsterdamska 1990; Restivo 2005; Whittle and Spicer 2008). Graham Harman (born May 9, 1968) is an American philosopher.He is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Analysing Latour’s anti-hierarchical ‘flat ontology’ I suggest that his anti-critical thought mistakes the form of capitalism. That is, in contrast to … Instead, we insist on a shared world of unevenly distributed problems. The theory is a family of material-semiotic tools, sensibilities and methods used to analyse the web of relations in existence in our society. Another aspect of OOO is its Aristotelean interpretation of DeLanda’s flat ontology; ‘a human is not more human than a plant is a plant’ (2018a, p257). This is a world of unstable and rotational temporalities, of semiotic and material ruptures, of unruly things falling apart and being reassembled. Consequently, the concept symmetry and the creation of a “flat ontology” are the key criticisms of ANT. It focuses on the contradiction within these newer philosophies. Both options leave us flat-footed and ill-equipped to deal with the conditions of actuality in our troubled present (Fischer 2013; Fortun 2013). In this respect object-oriented philosophy is an anti-reductionism. It explores how deep mapping is a reflection of epistemological trends in ontological practices of connectivity and the "flattening" of knowledge systems. criticisms of two competitors: an alternative flat ontology due to Latour and a multilevel ontology developed by the Dutch Multi-Level Perspective (MLP) on sociotechnical development. Latour is explicit here about what he was, but he does not mention what he was not. 47, pp. It is known that the actor-network theory is an attempt to overcome the Cartesian idea of mind and its resulting dualisms. This essay is a critique of actor-network theory (ANT), vitalism, and object-oriented ontology (OOO, or "speculative realism"), as advanced by Bruno Latour, Jane Bennett, and Graham Harman and his colleagues. This chapter states that in an experimental metaphysics, one cannot legitimately distinguish between questions about our epistemological access to things and questions about the things themselves. 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