The Quadruple Object
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The Quadruple Object

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In this book the metaphysical system of Graham Harman is presented in lucid form, aided by helpful diagrams. In Chapter 1, Harman gives his most forceful critique to date of philosophies that reject objects as a primary reality.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published July 16th 2011 by John Hunt Publishing (first published November 10th 2010)
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Graham Harman goes into depth on his version of object-oriented ontology, including the philosophical movements it's responding to, what it is, and what it does. I have to say, I've been reading my Graham Harman books all out of order--I read Circus Philosophicus and Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philsophy before I was able to track down a copy of 4X Object. The book consists of ten chapters. The first explains the basic problem, that theories of philosophy tend to dismiss objects, either by unde...more
Felt a little disappointed in this by the end—it's not as powerful a text as Tool-Being, since after Harman continues expounding his own "fourfold" of object ontology, dividing existence into sensual objects and their qualities, and real objects and their qualities, he gets into pretty extemporaneous territory.

That having been said, I've really enjoyed reading pretty much every book on speculative realism I've read because of the way the ideas provoke the sensual imagination. Filled with this p...more
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