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The False Dichotomy of Theism/Deism and Atheism in Meillassoux’s “Spectral Dilemma”

One of the salient features of ideas I like to discuss is originality.  That is an attribute that I see in much of Meillassoux’s work, the primary reason for my continued fascination with him.  The idea discussed below is no different.  One item that I have to get out of the way before continuing is that the following post has to do with religion, and I have said in the past that I will not touch on religion or politics because of the degree to which humanity has turned them into ideological battlegrounds.  Therefore, in proceeding, one should be reminded of my epistemological stance (click here), before getting upset about anything I write.  It should also be noted that some understanding of virtuality (non-static ontology) is necessary to understand this blog post, so clicking here will provide the necessary primer.  Continue reading

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Latour and Meillassoux: What Latour Told Me

Okay, so I have falsely advertised: I can’t actually say what Bruno Latour said in his e-mail to me, because he asked that it stay private.  I am incredibly grateful for his response, and I respect his request and his reasons for the request; so I will comply.  However, I assume the meta-information, such as what my initial email asked, is okay to discuss, as are those things that I thought before the email.  I will say —again, this is meta-information— that what he said surprised and even shocked me, so let me get right to what I asked him.  Continue reading

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