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Monday, April 8

  1. page Lecture 5 - War of the Worlds Humans against Earthbound edited Lecture 5 - War of the Worlds: Human Against Earthbound

    Lecture 5 - War of the Worlds: Human Against Earthbound

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  2. page Lecture 6 - Inside the 'planetary boundaries' Gaia's estate edited Lecture 6: Inside the 'Planetary Boundaries' of Gaia's Estate Tomas Saraceno in Milan {tomas …

    Lecture 6: Inside the 'Planetary Boundaries' of Gaia's Estate

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  3. page Lecture 2 - A Shift in Agency - with apologies to David Hume edited ... Lecture 2: A Shift in Agency - with apologies to David Hume An attempt to articulate Latour's…
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    Lecture 2: A Shift in Agency - with apologies to David Hume
    An attempt to articulate Latour's second Gifford lecture .
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    Concerning Natural Religion" asReligion"as a means
    Dialogue has three protagonists but there's also Pamphilas "who says nothing but who is supposed to have written it." [Why does Latour bring up this point?
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Thursday, February 28

  1. page Lecture 3 - The Puzzling Face of a Secular Gaia edited ... {Galileo's_sketches_of_the_moon.png} In 1609, Galileo looks up to the sky from a small instrum…
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    {Galileo's_sketches_of_the_moon.png} In 1609, Galileo looks up to the sky from a small instrument at the moon and what does he find? Mountains and valleys. Look, there are similarities between our Earth and the heavenly bodies. Can we now say things about them that we can also say about the Earth. Is one falling body no different than any other? Our world, our cosmos, our nomos has expanded into the heavens. And with this comes a new ontology, a new superlunar view. You could now generalize about the entire cosmos: what is true here is remarkably similar everywhere. New narratives from people like Kepler, Newton, Descartes appear which seek for generalized truth and knowledge.
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    a new difference between sub and supralunar:Lovelock at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Lab in 1965, Lovelock1965 was involved in the question of whether there was life on Mars looked down
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  2. page Actants edited From Harman's "Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics", p35: "One of Lat…
    From Harman's "Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics", p35:
    "One of Latour's virtues is his refusal to focus on a single magical gap between thinking, practical, moody humans on the one hand and stupefied inanimate clods of matter on the other. The problem of communication is raised anew by Latour as soon as he grants full democratic rights to all actors in the cosmos, denying that any of them contain the others. His actors are all mutually external. His own answer as to how actants communicate is through translation. Things do not touch one another if left just as we found them. They need interfaces in order to touch, and to build an interface requires labour. Ultimately, this requires the appearance of a new entity through which the two communicating terms are joined, however briefly. This problem entails the same model of human thought encountered in the previous chapter: namely, there is no such thing as 'thinking' as a special critical transcendence that leaps beyond the world and reflexively sees things 'as' they are. Instead, the relation between my mind and the room is metaphysically no different from the relation between the computer and the desk within that room. In both cases, there is a problem of communication between two actants vested with full autonomous rights."

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