Simposio de OOO: Object-Oriented Ontology

por Erich Luna

Desde hace varios días quería poner el enlace a este simposio que tuvo lugar en Georgia Tech, el 23 de abril de este año. Tuvo como ponentes a Ian Bogost, Graham Harman, Levi Bryant y a Steven Shaviro.

El enlace aquí. Podrá escuchar las conferencias en inglés.

Este proyecto filosófico me causa mucho interés. Aún no he podido leer con mucho detenimiento de qué se trata, así como de sus diferencias o particularidades dentro del movimiento de realismo especulativo.

Bogost escribió un breve post en el 2009 llamado What is Object-Oriented Ontology? Aquí hay dos intentos de definición general:

Primer intento de definición:

Ontology is the philosophical study of existence. Object-oriented ontology (“OOO” for short) puts things at the center of this study. Its proponents contend that nothing has special status, but that everything exists equally—plumbers, DVD players, cotton, bonobos, sandstone, and Harry Potter, for example. In particular, OOO rejects the claims that human experience rests at the center of philosophy, and that things can be understood by how they appear to us. In place of science alone, OOO uses speculation to characterize how objects exist and interact.

Segundo intento:

Ontology is the philosophical study of existence. Object-oriented ontology (“OOO” for short) puts things at the center of this study. Its proponents contend that nothing has special status, but that everything exists equally—plumbers, cotton, bonobos, DVD players, and sandstone, for example. In contemporary thought, things are usually taken either as the aggregation of ever smaller bits (scientific naturalism) or as constructions of human behavior and society (social relativism). OOO steers a path between the two, drawing attention to things at all scales (from atoms to alpacas, bits to blinis), and pondering their nature and relations with one another as much with ourselves.

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