More notes on the research project / Week 8 / 24-11-2020

The problem with traditional linguistic is that it does not take into account the technical environment humans are being brought up today. As Deleuze and Guattari affirm, Chomsky’s linguistics fail in their attempt to correctly explain language acquisition for the reason that they ignore the
material context from where it emerges.

Reading THE TECHNOLOGICAL CONDITION Erich Hörl

Insteresting quotes

Heidegger in the end did not mourn the passing of the old sense but rather focused on the rise of a “new autochthony” and the coming of a new sense under technological conditions. With an exceptional philosophical intuition

Despite his sympathy for the sense culture of the declining world of crafts, this was Heidegger’s surprisingly open-minded position in the face of the newly emerging context of technical objects.

Heidegger justified his suspicion regarding the traditional interpretation of the thing-question with an argument inspired by the direct observation of younger scientific- technical object cultures: “So it could be that in our natural world-view we have been dominated by a centuries- old interpretation of the thingness of the thing, while things actually encounter us quite differently.”When considering quantum physics and technology, it eventually becomes apparent to him that “in fact, an original reference to things is missing.” From today’s media- and technical-philosophical perspective this statement is epoch-making and can be taken quite literally as the basic principle of a new and increasingly popular object- or thing-oriented onto-technology of genuine indeterminacy, original lack, constitutive need, unavoidable insufficiency, and fundamental fault that affects all forms of referentiality and relationality.