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Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Jon Cogburn


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, something just is the differentiation between those things that constitute it and the things that it helps constitute. Tristan Garcia and the Dialectics of Persistence situates Garcia’s systematic unfolding of this idea via both classical thinkers such as Aristotle, Hegel, Heidegger, and Kant as well as modern and contemporary luminaries in analytic and continental philosophy such as A.J. Ayer, Alain Badio ... More

Keywords: Graham Harman, intensity, Tristan Garcia, metaphysics, object-oriented philosophy, Graham Priest, process philosophy, reductionism, speculative realism, substance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474415910
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Cogburn, author
Louisiana State University