Meeting the Universe Halfway has ratings and 35 reviews. In this volume, Karen Barad, theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, elaborates her theory of. Karen Michelle Barad is an American feminist theorist, known particularly for her theory of agential realism. She is currently Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the. Karen Barad, Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Article (PDF Available) · April with
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Am now waiting on the paperback because this book seems extraordinary and Barad intelligently talks about so many of my enthusiasms: In this volume, Karen Barad, theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, elaborates her theory of agential realism.
Nevertheless, a superb and helpful read for anyone willing to dive into the deepest essence of things on his or her own, a true quantic catalyzer. Quotes from Meeting the Unive As Barad reminds us, identities are always formed in intra-action. Description Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Thus, apparatuses, which produce phenomena, are not assemblages of humans and nonhumans as in actor-network theory. Books by Karen Barad. These points on science, agency, ethics, and knowledge reveal that Barad’s work is similar to the projects of other science studies scholars such as Bruno LatourDonna HarawayAndrew Pickeringand Evelyn Fox Keller.
Anyhow, I’ll update the review if I manage to trudge through this text and live to tell of it.
Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Paperback2nd printingpages. She provides an excellent overview of science studies. Portals Access related topics. This is an important, ambitious, readable, risk-taking, and very smart book, one to savor and grow with.
But her methods are not particularly convincing nor deeply interrogated, and I felt shortchanged. Sep 16, Holly Simpson Halvway rated it it was amazing. Barad’s description of agential realism is interesting but, like those it argues against, it remains an idea.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She doesn’t take phenomenon to be as opposed to noumenon in the Kantian sense but opposed to objects hzlfway the subject-object distinction. It is worth taking Barad seriously.
If it is diffractive methodology, it’s across the infinite and headache-inspiring space between parallel mirrors, the stuff of Borges, perhaps, but not this.
Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. I happen to agree with her conclusion. Taking the writings of the great physicist Neil Bohr, Barad dehumanizes his writing by removing what Meillasoux calls “Ptolomey’s Revenge” in which the sciences and philosophy take the human account of things to be the end point of justification.
Technoscientific Practices and the Materialization of Reality. And I now have a workable compatibility between special and general relativity theories and quantum mechanics.
Dec 11, Lori Kelly rated it it was amazing. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. This repetition of a human halfwqy out there forms the discursive struggle between wave-particle accounts in quantum mechanics.
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This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat I feel like this is what Liz Cullingford would somewhat disparagingly describe as a “Theory of Everything” book. Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. While she makes the easy connection between material process and Judith Butler’s meetinv theories, she avoids the baead that such agential realism requires a human consciousness to perceive such distinctions.
Matter itself is always already open to, or rather entangled with, the “Other. Modern Research on the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics.