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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This is one of the greatest philosophical books I have ever read. Technoscientific Practices and the Materialization of Reality 6. Overall, it is easy to dismiss Barad as spewing academic gibberish, halfwag for a physicist.

Just because we are all connected, and therefore contribute to effects and causes creating, say, an economic disaster on the other side of the world, does not mean we have a moral or ethical responsibility to that phenomenon. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits.

Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Offering an account of the world as a whole rather than as composed of separate natural and social Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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Offering an account of the world as a whole rather than as composed of separate natural and social realms, agential realism is at once a new epistemology, ontology, and ethics. What is on the other side of the agential cut is not separate from us–agential separability is not individuation. Books by Karen Barad. It deserves wide analysis and discussion. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A little repetitive after the first chapters, I wish she would’ve taken her theory as barda with feminist studies as she did halfwah physics, but it was still useful and it has been taken up by various feminist scholars, supplementing her work.

I feel like this is what Liz Cullingford would somewhat disparagingly describe as a “Theory of Everything” book. Yes, it is mind-boggling and YES it has great implications for epistemology and ontology in any subject area. I really do want to read this book since I’ve heard so much praise for it, but it’s turning into a major chore.

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Barad earned her doctorate in theoretical physics at Stony Brook University. Naturalcultural Forces and Changing Topologies of Power 7. Mar 12, Jesi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Perhaps we can say, “Screw them! It’s hard to overestimate the tremble of excitement that attended the publication of Karen Barad’s Meeting The Universe Halfway when it first came out nearly ten years ago.

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Even if we recognize nonhuman entities as shaping our “humaness”, that recognition is, perhaps, a human one. A human consciousness can univsrse an apparatus of measurement but the jalfway reality as a whole including consciousness provides conditions for knowing itself. 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.

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View author and book videos on our YouTube channel. University of California, Santa Cruz. Ever wanted to know about the Stern-Gerlach apparatus, or the details of quantum eraser experiments?

Quotes from Meeting the Unive Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. Barad is very quick to emphasize that discursive practice isn’t a linguistic concept, a concept in words but rather material process that determines what is to be measured and how to meetung it. Meeting the universe halfway: Dec 28, Liesa is currently reading it.

Technoscientific Practices and the Materialization of Reality. Barad gets points enough to bump her up.

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Objects don’t exist out there. The most interesting part for me, someone with little physics background, was the discussion of the quantum eraser experiment, which is truly mind-blowing. In explaining intra-activity, Barad reveals questions about how nature and culture interact and change over time to be fundamentally misguided.