Monday, April 3, 2017


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  1. In chapter 7, Morton introduces “interobjectivity.” Intersubjectivity is what occurs between things. An example of a bamboo forest is used to explain this concept. Interobjectivity is similar to intersubjectivity however it introduces human interaction. I am not sure whether he is saying that hyperobjects require the presence of humans, but he does give an example that interobjectivity (requiring humans) is the footprint is the means by which we can see a larger object. An example of a girl dinosaur was given as a historical moment that we know of through evidence that was left (the fossil). Just as it is impossible to see the dinosaur, we can make speculations to its existence through evidence that we find. He makes this case for global warming. So we can’t see global warming but we can measure it. The most interesting part of this chapter for me was that Morton was creating words for things and relationships that I thought were already defined. I agree with Morton that there is a “force” (different from Star wars Force) that holds the world together. This mesh Morton discusses is accurate because we live in an extremely complex world created by a complex creator. I have no qualms with saying that there is a force that is greater than time and our understanding.

    The gospel of John in the New Testament opens with a discussion on this concept of the “FORCE” that holds the world together. What John and the philosophers recognize is that there is a powerful force that holds the world together. They called it the “Logos,” i.e. The Word. Morton is calling it hyper objectivity (maybe???). John called this concept Jesus. John agreed with its power, but disagreed that it was impersonal, and in fact was knowable and extremely personal.