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Prince of Networks by Graham Harman
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Nov 20, 10

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Read from November 14 to 18, 2010

No time to write an elaborate review. But YES this strikes me as a very good introduction to Latour, a great take down of Heidegger's ultra-humanism, and likely the best available introduction to object-oriented philosophy. I do think Harman's 'weird realism' is correct in reserving something to objects, and in making objects, as it were, strangers to themselves, in order to allow something to happen. Without that, how can any network form or shift?

My only annoyance with the book is its repetitiveness. Several points appear 5 times or so. I see the pedagogic utility, but in an e-book format, Harman could have just provided links back to previous paragraphs, which would have sped up my reading.
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