Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Guerilla Metaphysics… Understanding of Experience

HARMAN, G. (2007) Guerilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things. Open Court Publishing Company.

“A full object-oriented philosophy could not be expected to deal with every possible object, just as phenomenology was never expected to describe all appearances in the world (though in quantitative terms it certainly could have done more).” (p#)

Harman’s reading of phenomenology is biased towards an object-orientated metaphysics, and as a qualitative method it is not beneficial to bring quantitative requirements into the debate. The understanding of experience cannot be measured, only described. 

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