The Connectivity of All Things: On Speculative Bonds
Keywords:Object-Oriented Ontology, Mathematical Ontology, Continental Philosophy
AbstractWhat makes things connect to other things? Do things connect to other things? This essay will present notes towards a speculative theory of connectivity that is focalized through the philosophical concepts of the bond in Giordano Bruno and the concept of suture in Alain Badiou. It will also offer a counterargument to object-oriented ontology's rejection of a theory of relations; this will be accomplished, in part, by situating withdrawal, which Graham Harman highlights as an essential component of a theory of objects, as the essence of any bond that connects humans and non-humans together.
How to Cite
Braune, S. (2020). The Connectivity of All Things: On Speculative Bonds. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 16(2), 369–390. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/858