Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:00pm at the Local Option 1102 West Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
In anticipation of a visit by Graham Harman, American University in Cairo, to DePaul Friday, January 11, 2013 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM to deliver a lecture entitled: “A New Look at Identity and Sufficient Reason” (see here) INCsters and friends will read his influential book The Quadruple Object (2011). Harman was awarded his PhD from DePaul’s Department of Philosophy in 1999.
Several of us associated with INC have been interested (both positively and critically) in Object Oriented Ontology, a newer flavor of thought that has Harman has led over the last decade or so. OOO resists the way in which philosophy since Kant prioritizes humans over non-human objects. The movement has been influential in environmental thought especially through the work of Tim Morton (whose The Ecological Thought we read last year). This discussion will be a chance for both the novice and seasoned OOOer to dig a little deeper into the literature of this vibrant movement.
We will meet in Local Option – no doubt a stiff drink will assist us in our labours.