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dc.contributor.editor Sutela, Jenna 2013-03-28T09:10:00Z 2013 en 2012-07-30 2013-03-28
dc.description.abstract The French philosopher Tristan Garcia holds that objects must be understood in two directions, according to "that which is them" and "that in which they are." We are already familiar with what Garcia is talking about. One way of understanding a thing is to determine what it is made of, such as when we discover that water is made of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom or that Finnish and Hungarian stem from the same linguistic family. Another type of understand comes from knowing what components a thing is made of, but what effects it has on other things. We must understand something of Napoleon by knowing that he won victories at Austerlitz and Jena while suffering defeats at Leipzig and Waterloo. In fact, for all entities we must seek both kinds of knowledge. en
dc.description.sponsorship Posted with the kind permission of Jenna Sutela, editor of the volume. en
dc.format.medium monographs en
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dc.publisher Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory en
dc.subject Phenomenology en
dc.subject Philosophy en
dc.subject Metaphysics en
dc.subject.classification Creative work or exhibit en
dc.title Undermining, overmining, and duomining: a critique en
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dc.subject.discipline Philosophy en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Philosophy en
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rft.epage 51 en Aalto, Finland en

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