May 29, 2010 by Peter Gratton
Tomorrow, Critical Animal takes over as the pivot point for discussion of Bennett’s Vibrant Matter. I’ll post here (and there) my thoughts on these chapters, and I look forward to what Scu and others have to write about those chapters.
Here are many of the links thus far:
- Vibrant Matter: The Overview. (Gratton)
- An Interview with Jane Bennett (the author of Vibrant Matter).
- Preface. (Gratton)
- Chapter 1, Section I. (Gratton)
- Chapter 1, Sections II-V. (Gratton)
- Chapter 1, Section VI. (Gratton)
Adrian Ivakhiv on “Thing Power.”
Stuart Elden on Bennett and the history of ideas.
James Stanescu on “Enabling Instrumentations.”
Host blog: Philosophy in a Time of Error (Peter Gratton)
Under discussion: Preface & Chapter 1, “The Force of Things” (and overview/interview).
May 30-June 5
Host blog: Critical Animal (James Stanescu)
Under discussion: Chapters 2 and 3, “The Agency of Assemblages” and “Edible Matter.”
Host blog: Naught Thought (Ben Woodard)
Under discussion: Chapters 4 and 5, “A Life of Matter” and “Neither Vitalism nor Mechanism.”
Host blog: An und für sich (Anthony Paul Smith)
Under discussion: Chapters 6 and 7, “Stem Cells and the Culture of Life” and “Political Ecologies”
Host blog: Immanence (Adrian Ivakhiv)
Under discussion: Chapter 8, “Vitality and Self-interest,” and the book as a whole (final overview).