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Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World ( Posthumanities) [Timothy Morton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 27 Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. TIMOTHY MORTON. 26 Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. Timothy Morton A hyperobject could be the Lago Agrio oil field in Ecuador, or the Florida.

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Having set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. Absolutely essential perspectives on our ability or lack thereof of absorbing complex things into our consciousness that are nonetheless as real as the nose in front of your face. I found Timothy Morton’s book Hyperobjects fairly incomprehensible — I know next to nothing of Hyperobjecta, or Object Hyperovjects Ontology — but find the concept of the hyperobject compelling and incredibly useful in thinking about the world.

Hyperobjects — University of Minnesota Press

His discussion of La Monte Young’s compositions is particularly useful and illuminating. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To take advantage of all LARB has to offer, please create an account or log in before joining The Body and the Natural Worldan extension of the ideas presented in his doctoral dissertation. A metaphysical theory that treats all things in the universe as objects without preference to their particular characteristics: Morton became involved with object-oriented ontology after his ecological writings were favorably compared with the movement’s ideas.

He wants to demolish the recent history of debate in the social sciences and humanities as an “I can do meta than you” but his own narration is just such an attempted refocusing.

Defining the ecological thought as “the thinking of interconnectedness,” Morton thus uses ‘mesh’ to refer to the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, consisting of “infinite connections and infinitesimal differences.


Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World by Timothy Morton

Stop the tape of evolution anywhere and you won’t see it. There’s even better news. Our existence is tied up with plants, animals, tools, ticking clocks.

They challenge our assumptions of human mastery over things; we can philosophize more simply, hyperbjects seems, about the existence of ordinary things mprton oranges, but hyperobjects are scary game-changers, and they have a touch of the sublime.

Please try again later. To put it very hyperobiects, you know when you’re in a test and you have to bullshit the answer because there is a minimum character mandatory reply? In working toward an environmental perspective beyond materialism and the here-and-now, Hyperobjects engages the important theoretical issue of scale, which implicitly or explicitly underlies many current discussions in the humanities about such concepts as big data, deep time, the Anthropocene, slow violence, and species thinking.

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It is not the absent scientist on the panel that is hyperobjectts real concern, it is that the conceptual architecture of the world they share is the same as it was at the time of the Industrial Revolution, that they still share the same language of human mastery, hope, and redemptive adjustment.

I’m not sure what future Timothy wants from me, let alone this chapter, and that’s to say nothing of future future Timothy.

Welcome to the Age of Hyperobjects. Jul 18, Peter Aronson rated it liked it. Still processing, its my first dip in OOO. They’re fascinating ideas that really do present a nifty lens for understanding our reality. There is less hypeerobjects a week left to support our matching grant fund drive!

Instead, all beings are always already implicated within the ecological, necessitating an acknowledgement of coexistential difference for coping with ecological catastrophe that, according to Morton, “has already occurred.

Metaphysicsrealismecotheoryobject-oriented ontologyBuddhism. Retrieved from ” http: If scale makes no difference, and global warming is not as a matter of principle different from “pencils, penguins, and plastic explosive” p. Ships from and sold by Amazon. As a result he usefully reprises many of the tenants of OOO and speculative realism and wants us to sashay up close to the “awful shadow of some unseen power”–not that he has any allegiance to Shelley or his Romanticism; he’s in fact especially critical of their legacy as in fact an English prof with an allegiance to certain kinds of science, and scientism.


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It begins with someone asserting that global warming really exists. Hyperobjects are formed by relations between more than one object. Though the concept of hyperobjects has been widely adopted by artists, literary critics, and some philosophers, it is not without its critics.

Posthumanities View Save View Citation. Moving fluidly between philosophy, science, literature, visual and conceptual art, and popular culture, the book argues that hyperobjects show that the end of the world has already occurred in the sense that concepts such as world, nature, and even environment are no longer a meaningful horizon against which human events take place. Putting something called Nature on a pedestal and admiring it from afar does for the environment what patriarchy does for the figure of Woman.

The shit Morton says about Twin Peaksfor instance, provides a useful, surprisingly clear framework for discussing the uncanny nature and affective power of Evil in the Oeuvre of David Lynch. No man is an island, no island is an island, and that island only a part of a larger system that is barely perceivable by our limited senses.