It seems like the time allotted to just be free is so little that it is hard to decide what to do. Work takes up so much of my time and then I get home and either prepare dinner or clean up messes that I can’t even claim responsibility for. Once that’s done, I might have 30 min or an hour to myself if I’m lucky. But what else kind of life is even an option for me at this point? And so we all just take it.
Well, besides that depressing rant…. I figured out what it was in Harman’s work that bothered me. I think he makes a case for considering objects the way he does, but it’s a language game more than a true ontology. An object for Harman is something distinct from other objects by not being the totality of their effects nor the pieces that make up the object.
But really what he is saying simply results in an object merely being recognized by its relationships to its own identity and to the identity of other objects.
In other news, my stomach has killed me most of the day and I don’t know why. Eating and not eating have the same result. I need to be getting ready for a Tennessee trip this weekend too, but it’ll have to wait.