Author(s): Karen Barad: Published: July Pages: Illustrations: 1 table, . physicist and feminist theorist, elaborates her theory of agential realism. diffraction. e flesh out Barad’s o erarching position of ‘agential realism’, hich contains a New Materialism; Karen Barad; Cultural Theory; Ethics; Ontology;. As developed by Karen Barad, agential realism is a performative theory of the irreducible entanglement of matter and discourse that relates knowing and being .

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As Barad reminds us, identities are always formed in intra-action. Whereas “atomism” normally means just what Statement 1 says it means, Barad now uses a terminological sleight of hand to suggest that the belief in any individuals at all is itself a form of atomistic reductionism. Bruno Latour and Metaphysics.

Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Undermining is the intellectual strategy launched by the pre-Socratics, those inventors of Western philosophy and science alike. Resources in your library Resources in other libraries.

Agential Realism – New Materialism

Quantum Entanglements and Hauntological Relations of Inheritance: In the process, she significantly reworks understandings of space, time, matter, causality, agency, subjectivity, and objectivity. Duke University Press, Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. But Barad’s Statement 2 goes well beyond a complaint about a reduction to smallest entities and flatly denies that there are individual entities at all. As the author puts it: Yet Barad also rejects Descartes old taxonomical view that there must be two different kinds of entity: With Barad as with most philosophers, the devil is not in the details, but in the big categorical decisions from which all else follows.

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This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Journal of Women in Culture and Society. We know that “‘things don’t preexist; they are agentially enacted and become determinately bounded and propertied within phenomena” Karen Barad is a physicist who works with philosophy and feminist theory.

Even if we ignore the vastly different rsalism of “realism” in politics, mathematics and literature, the strictly philosophical uses of the term already seem to be scattered across the map. Naturalcultural Forces and Changing Topologies of Power 7.

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The Role of Philosophy in Metaphilosophy. Why then does Barad call herself an agential realist? Experimental Metaphysics and the Nature of Nature 8.

gealism Lest this sound like too extreme a portrayal of her position, the reader is reminded of this passage: For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. Sign in Create an account. Chapter 4, “Agential Realism” — Northwestern University Press, In post-human and new materialist thinking, matter is instead regarded as always already entangled with discourse in the enactment of phenomena; a agenttial that Karen Barad and agential realism emphasizes with the conceptualization of onto-epistemology.


Agential Realism – New Materialism

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The key problem kaden Barad’s ontology is perhaps most visible in her ambiguous use of the term “atomism,” a concept she disdains even while mixing two entirely different claims under its aegis.