On interface: Nancy's weights and masses
Elsewhere I have called for an object-oriented philosophy, a project inspired by the phenomenological tradition. In Husserl, we have intentional objects: apples or mailboxes that form integral units for perception even though their sensual profiles shift wildly from one moment to the next. In Heidegger, with a bit of finessing, we have real objects: unified tool-beings that withdraw not only from theoretical description and pragmatic interaction, but from any form of causal relation at all. This dual interplay between intentional objects and their accidents, and real objects and their relations offers a fourfold alternative to the stale Kantian rift (and equally stale post-Kantian marriage) between human and world, whose interplay is now dismally cemented as the sole topic of philosophy. Taken as a pair, Husserl and Heidegger enable a new, weird realism, which the relation between palm trees and raindrops is no less a philosophical problem than the gap between speakers and signifieds.
Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking Expositions of World, Ontology, Politics, and Sense
Peter Gratton, Marie-Eve Morin
SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought
Phenomenology, Nancy, Jean-Luc
(2012).On interface: Nancy's weights and masses. SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought. , 95-107
On interface: Nancy's weights and masses. SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought, 2012.pp. 95-107