Unilateral and Bilateral accounts of Externality

The Great Outdoors OR Exteriority as Produced?


  • Charlie Johns Lincoln University


G.W.F Hegel, Indexicalism, Dialectics, Absolute Idealism, Phenomenology, Object Oriented Ontology, Graham Harman, Realism, Quentin Meillassoux, Correlationism


In this paper I will be focusing on the introduction to Hilan Bensusan’s latest work Indexicalism: The Metaphysics of Paradox and will be picking out some passages to look over and analyse through a contemporary Hegelian lens. This will be entitled Part 2. However, in Part 1 I will briefly share with you what appears in my aforementioned upcoming book (Object Oriented Dialectics: Hegel, Heidegger, Harman) as two paradoxical accounts of exteriority and how this relates (or contrasts) to Bensusans own understanding of exteriority.  


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How to Cite

Johns, C. (2021). Unilateral and Bilateral accounts of Externality: The Great Outdoors OR Exteriority as Produced?. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 17(2), 145–161. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/983



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