Levi’s got a string of recent posts clarifying the difference between objects, actants, and processes. The latest post proposes the concept of ‘dark objects’, or objects that exist without having any effect on other objects. It’s worth reading all the posts together, if only to see how Levi’s OOO differs from the process-relational view on objects, championed by Adrian of Immanence and others. It will be interesting to see, now that both Adrian and Levi have purchased Stengers’ Thinking with Whitehead, how things shake out concerning the master of process philosophy. I anticipate that Leon of After Nature will have some useful things to say, too, especially with regard to how Peirce figures into the mix.
It happens sometimes that I tire of being upright. Standing, walking, sitting…I have too much. It’s not that I’m ready-to-sleep tired, but just weary of verticality. A few posts ago I asked what books you would like to be reading, but can’t seem to justify reading at the moment. Other obligations/burdens. I said Locke. I take that back. Now I say Whitehead, Process and Reality. I’m taking it to bed, if only to escape verticality and obligation. No, it’s more than that.