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Metaphysical Realism (MR) is not one claim but, Putnam argues, a package of interrelated claims about the mind-world relationship. The key components of MR are 1) the independence thesis; 2) the correspondence thesis; 3) the uniqueness thesis. The independence thesis states that there is a fixed totality of mind independent objects (the world). The correspondence thesis […]
According to Hilary Putnam, if we can think that we are brains in vats, we are not brains in vats because we cannot think about things like vats without having discriminating causal relationships with real vats (Reason, Truth and History, p.16) . How might Putnam’s argument apply to the claim that we could be living […]
A number of writers in the Speculative Realist blogosphere have cited Ray Brassier’s discussion of Paul Churchland’s attempt to reconcile scientific realism and a Prototype Vector Activation (PVA) theory of content in Chapter 1 of Nihil Unbound (Brassier 2007). Though I am reasonably familiar with the work of Paul and Patricia Churchland, I recall finding […]
My talk at the IUC Dubrovnik, 12 Sept 2012 Anthropologically Bounded Posthumanism from David Roden
Over at Agent Swarm Terrance Blake has a succinct and remarkably clear post on the distinction between the machinic and the mechanical in Deleuze and Guatarri’s work.
A post on the on the “epistemology of affect” by Rebekah Sheldon at the Nonhuman Turn blog characterizes a certain Posthumanism as a critical project which: seeks to produce an account of the human and its subtending epistemologies that would hasten its end—not the end of the human-qua-human, but of the “species Homo sapiens as a stable ontological category.” This may […]