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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For this reason, according to Barad, agential realism is useful for any kind of feminist analysis, even if the connection to science is not apparent. Theoretical physics yhe, feminist theory.
The most fascinating aspect of the book is its emphasis on ethics.
Her dissertation presented computational methods for quantifying properties of quarksand other fermionsand in the framework of lattice gauge theory. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Going back and forth between writing my thesis and then reading Karen Barad is like Imagining I am an ocean, and then seeing the ocean and realizing I am a little tide pool. Though I do agree that she is a bit too repeatetive and leaves some very important questions still open and undefined.
Barad offers an interesting and stimulating perspective on the classical problem of ontology and subject-object relations within philosophy. Barad is very quick to emphasize that discursive practice isn’t a linguistic concept, a concept in words but tye material process that determines what is to be measured and how to measure it.
More deeply, I took great issue with her attempt to 1 “prove” an ontology, and, as well, to then, 2 based on this ontology, “prove” an ethics.
Be the first to ask a question about Meeting the Universe Halfway. Oct 01, Christy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Barad’s description of agential realism is interesting kniverse, like those it argues against, it remains an idea.
Still, one critique to answer to is that although the author states that this book is understandable b Meeting the Universe Halfway is a complete account of quantum physics viewed from a diffractive perspective and with an agential realist focus in mind.
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For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. One of the most impressive things about this book is her facility in each of these disciplinary jalfway of inquiry. My intent here is to argue that it merits the serious attention of historians, philosophers, sociologists of science, and science studies and STS scholars.
Wild ride — but awesome ride.
Spacetime Re con figurings: Modern Research on the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics. She has a doctorate in theoretical particle physics. Similarly, I found her extension from Bohr’s notion of “phenomena,” of intra-actions being the ontological reality, rather than there existing some pre-existing reality, thought-provoking and nuanced.
This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat 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.
Barad earned her doctorate in theoretical physics at Stony Brook University. View author and book videos on our YouTube channel. Barad earned her doctorate in theoretical physics at Stony Brook University.
In her words, the agential cut has to do with distinguishing between the material affects of the apparatus of measurement in creating phenomenon. Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I have no doubts that the author has a brilliant mind, but I don’t find her style very inviting; in fact I’d go far as to say that this has replaced “Principles of Color Technology” as the hardest-to I’m not a scholarly reader and this book’s language is making for a very tough and slow read.
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