Originally posted on An und für sich:

Responses to this article have been diverse and attimesquiteanimated. It might make sense for me to respond and clarify a number of points and criticisms that have arisen.

First let’s dispense with some of the straw man arguments…

  • This article is not about capitalism or math or philosophy in general — it’s about post-fordism as a specific historical period.
  • It does not say that realism is bad or that realism should be thrown out.
  • It does not say that math or software are bad or that they should be thrown out.
  • It does not say that “OOO equals capitalism, therefore OOO is bad.”
  • It does not say that math entered philosophy under post-fordism — math has always been a part of philosophy.
  • It does not deny that math has always been a part of capitalism, prior to post-fordism.
  • It is not a defense of humanism.
  • It…

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  1. I swear to god when i was reading the comments to that post i could actually feel myself lose any remaining interest i might still have had in contemporary philosophy, like the last few cc’s of air farting out of a spent balloon. The whole O3 thing has gotta be the most tedious ego-wank I have ever witnessed. This is still one of my favorite blogs, though. Cheers mate -

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