Thanks to all participants for a lively discussion at last week’s seminar discussion. I was particularly pleased that there are quite a few disciplinary positions represented around the table including philosophy, art history, art practice, information studies and so on; this should lead to rich discussions as the seminar develops over the coming months.
At this session we outlined some of the main issues that seemed to be at stake in the discussion. This included some key terms. It was agreed, then, that these would form the central themes for our future conversations around the Prince and the Wolf. This means that we will be able to move away from the central text (and read and talk around the topic) whilst also keeping our focus on the main text.
The main topics that we teased out are listed below. And it was agreed that we would discuss Object/ Relation at the next session (Nov. 23rd). If anyone has comments and suggestions such as those for further reading, then here is the place to post them.
Disciplinary and Discursive Issues: (i) The reception of Speculative Realism in other disciplines (ii) Historical precedents
Metaphysics and Realism
Potentiality and Change
Metaphor and Translation