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Chapter 14. Is (dark) hermeneutics ecological?

Timothy Morton once asked an interviewer if he has a cat? The answer was yes, and the following question was: “do you like to stroke her or him?”1 The answer again was yes. Morton replied: “Well, so you’re already relating to a nonhuman being for no particular reason. You’re already being ecological.”2 This story resonates […]

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Chapter 13. Reconnecting with the “great outside”? On the inside.

What is the great Outside? It is the great Inside? Maybe? As Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung quotes M. NourbeSe Philip: “We begin life in a propositional relationship with breath: someone breathes for us.”1 Is the great outside an illusion? The ontological sphere which cannot be grasp yet only understand through human subjectivity (as stated by […]

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Chapter 4. Misfitting together – The gap between inhale and exhale

Regarding OOO one might understand every text/artwork as an object. This object reveals its appearance alluding other objects in getting in touch, communicate or interpret the object. But neither the object nor the other object will get a hold on the essence, which is withdrawn. So far so clear: this is the way Harman or […]

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