File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2000/bhaskar.0002, message 44


Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 02:26:00 +0100
Subject: Re: BHA: quasi-intransitive


Hi Bwanika, Marchall and Howard,

i'm a bit confused too,

is the meaning/use of the word "(in)transient" the same as
the word "(in)transitive" ?

and

what would be the difference between the "quasi-intransient"
and the "quasi-transient" ?

yours,
jan

>Howard,
>
>I'm a bit confused by your comment. I don't equate transient with material.
>Science is a material practice (just consider Los Alamos), but by my reading
>of RB's work it's in the transient side of things.

>> Marshall
>>
>> You write:
>>
>> >The quasi-intrasient
>> >dimension has all the features of the intransient dimension, but it's
>> rooted
>> >in human practices which can be changed intentionally and
>> therefore is not
>> >strictly intrasient.
>>
>> This is an interesting question.
>>
>> I don't understand in what respect material relations rooted in human
>> practices are not as intransient as anything else we call intransient.
>> Human practices are as actual as a stone.  The fact that they can
>> be changed
>> by intentional action happens to be the way we work as a part of
>> nature, but
>> it does not alter the materiality of the practices.


>> Bwanika,
>>
>> Can you give the names of the films? Also, please explain your
>> comment about
>> urbanization being in the transient or intransient dimension. I'm much
>> inclined to view it as largely in a "quasi-intransient"
>> dimension, adopting
>> Brian Fay's notion of "quasi-laws" to a more CR vein. The quasi-intrasient
>> dimension has all the features of the intransient dimension, but
>> it's rooted
>> in human practices which can be changed intentionally and therefore is not
>> strictly intrasient. However, due to emergence and lack of political
>> mechanisms to bring critical understanding of such emergent properties to
>> inform collective action, quasi-intransient phenomena may as well be
>> intransient.




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