much to be sympathetic to here tho I find the writers of the vast majority of the related works to be full of themselves and their sense of mastery (if not superiority) and not sure how this all adds up to “overcoming correlationism” and not say:
I haven’t been writing much here and hope to rectify that from here on out. I suppose that I’ve found it difficult to write in this medium for a variety of reasons in the last couple of years. Tonight I find myself reflecting on all of the controversies that new materialism, speculative realism, and object-oriented ontology have generated in the last few years. In recent years I’ve heard these vectors of thought criticized for supporting neoliberal capitalism to hating humans to asserting the dominance of things over humans. I’ve always found such criticisms surprising, wondering where it is from which they might come. What is it about these trajectories of thought that elicit so many passions. Is there something new here? I’m not so sure. This evening I came across the following passage in Foucault’s Archeology of Knowledge that speaks to something similar, albeit in a different context.
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