Arquivo da tag: Mímese

Multi species Epistemes (Knowledge Ecology)

March 23, 2015

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The epistemic import of camouflage vis-a-vis notions of realism is an under researched area of inquiry.

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Camouflaged critters bring to mind not just the intersubjective character of perception but also its interspecies reality.

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Different organisms hide not just from us humans but also from a wide variety of other species, playing on appearances.

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This means that we humans encounter phenomena in terms of specific perceptual capacities, but not in a way entirely alien to other species.

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The point is not to efface differences across species but to explore multispecies entanglements in perception.

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Because the aesthetic play of appearances can be life or death in multispecies epistemes.

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