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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Finally, Barad uses agential realism to produce a new interpretation of quantum physics, demonstrating that agential realism is more than a means of reflecting on science; it can be used to actually do science. This jaren as true for electrons as it is for brittlestars as it is for the differentially constituted human.
Following Bohr, Barad argues that the situation is in fact far more interesting and far more complex than one can imagine: She has a doctorate in theoretical particle physics.
While science is suspect to conception theoriesBarad want show that what’s at stake in agential realism is that our conception of the entire situation doesn’t simply highlight the terms of the concept but it also highlights the condition upon which we presume truth to be available.
In her words, the agential cut has to do with distinguishing between the material affects of the apparatus of measurement in creating phenomenon. As Barad reminds us, identities are always formed in intra-action.
Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: The devil’s in the details of course, and Barad is nothing if not stickler for the Satanic in this regard. Ever wanted to know about the Stern-Gerlach apparatus, or the details of quantum eraser experiments?
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Her dissertation presented computational methods for quantifying properties of quarks, and other fermions, and in the framework of lattice gauge theory. Oct 01, Christy rated it univverse was amazing Shelves: One of the most impressive things about this book is her facility in each of these disciplinary modes of inquiry.
She doesn’t adhere to an inter subjective account of reality but rather mentions that the marks of an apparatus of measurement makes on existing bodies serves as the objective mark, one that is often itself registered in terms of the agencies of observation.
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For this, Barad employs the term onto-epistemology. Feminism, Theory, Technoscience and Signs: Your Friends Email Address: I intend to return to it at some point Jan 09, Daniel Sparwath rated it really liked it.
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I sincerely apologise to her fans, but as a scientist I couldn’t let this early career trauma sit with me silently any longer. Existence is not an individual affair.
Offering an account of the world as a whole rather than as composed of separate baead and social realms, agential realism is at once a new epistemology, ontology, and ethics.
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Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Intra-actiona neologism introduced by Barad, signals an important challenge to individualist metaphysics.
She repeats herself frequently to the point where her agential realist vocabulary, which once felt new and promising and exciting, begins to feel tiresome and empty, words only, jargon.
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