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Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Jon Cogburn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Tristan Garcia holds that what makes something some thing is its resistance to reductionism, the attempt to explain it in terms of its constituents and relations to other things. For Garcia, ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process I: Anti-Reductionism

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
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9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
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chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The first chapter focuses on Garcia’s arguments against reductionism, with (i) an explanation of Garcia’s affirmation of ontological liberality, and (ii) a discussion of Garcia’s important ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process II: Two Modes

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

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2017
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January 2018
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9781474415910
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9781474434942
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chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter V begins by rehearsing the distinction between substance and process philosophies and how Garcia attempts to avoid problems with both. Of particular relevance is Graham Harman’s claim that ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process III: Events, Time, and Life

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter VIII shows how, just as the de-determined world of the thing must be buttressed by the world of the object, the extensive world of (n)either/(n)or must be buttressed by an account of the ... More


Neither Analytic Nor Dialectic II: The World of Object-Oriented Ontology

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Chapter III contains an explication Garcia’s model of objects as differentiators between that which they comprehend and that which comprehends them. Garcia’s model is then contrasted with other ... More


No-Matter-What

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter IV contains a clarification one of Garcia’s major terms of art, ‘no-matter-what’. Interpreting Garcia correctly on this allows one to derive a new argument for the existence of the empty set.


Introduction: Tristan Garcia among the Cave Dwellers

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introduction contains (i) an analysis of various metaphysical and epistemological positions with respect to the transcendent and merely immanent realms as suggested by Plato’s myth of the Cave, ... More


Neither Matter Nor World: Thing

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter VI shows how Garcia’s triad of matter/thing/world leads to a novel rebuttal of Chapter V’s Putnam/Parmenides argument. For Garcia, the de-determined object, the entity-qua-thing, works as a ... More


Neither Discovered Nor Created II: Beauty, Truth, and Goodness

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

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2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter IX explores how appeal to intensity and his basic metaphysical machinery gives rise to Garcia’s account of Aquinas’ basic trinity of beauty, truth, and goodness. For Garcia, beauty is an ... More


Neither Discovered Nor Created I: Universe and Matter

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

By this point in the book Garcia’s basic understanding of entities in terms of their two modes (qua object and qua thing) is explained well enough to allow for a critical evaluation of the Kantian ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process IV: Existence and Resistance

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter X explores Garcia’s accounts of gender, adolescence, and death. Each provides a good example of Garcia’s tragic aporetic dialectics.


Neither Analytic Nor Dialectic I: Horizon

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The second chapter contains an exposition and critique of Garcia’s definitions of analysis and dialectics, again tying his discussion to canonical discussion in analytic and continental philosophy. ... More


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