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A list of every example actant mentioned in the first half of Prince of Networks by Graham Harman

A list of every example actant mentioned in the first half of Prince of Networks by Graham Harman

"These long lists of random actors must continue until their plurality and autonomy is no longer suppressed. We still know nothing about these objects or what they entail. All that is clear is their metaphysical equality. The world is a stage filled with actors; philosophy is object-oriented philosophy." — Harman, Prince of Networks.

"[These lists are] a repeated sorcerer’s chant of the multitude of things that resist any unified empire." — Harman, Prince of Networks

  • lactc acid ferment

  • city of Rouen

  • the laboratory on the Rue d’Ulm

  • God

  • the Emperor

  • psychology

  • presuppositions

  • Pasteur’s standing

  • Golden Mountains

  • phlogiston

  • unicorns

  • bald kings of France

  • chimeras

  • spontaneous generation

  • black holes

  • cats on mats

  • black swans

  • white ravens

  • Hamlet

  • Popeye

  • Ramses II

  • neutrinos

  • deuterium

  • paraffin

  • ministers

  • spies

  • the reintroduction of the bear in the Pyrenees

  • kolkhozes

  • aerosoles

  • the Green Revolution

  • the anti-smallpox vaccine

  • Star Wars

  • the Muslim religion

  • partridge hunting

  • the French Revolution

  • service industries

  • labour unions

  • cold fusion

  • Bolshevism

  • relativity

  • Slovak nationalism

  • commercial sailboats

  • nuncios

  • mediators

  • delegates

  • fetishes

  • machines

  • figurines

  • instruments

  • representatives

  • angels

  • lieutenants

  • spokespersons

  • cherubim

  • rocks

  • diamonds

  • trees

  • Boyle’s air pump

  • Arapesh spirit houses

  • real atomic nuclei

  • hurricanes

  • explosions

  • wicked generals

  • devious multinationals

  • eager consumers

  • exploited women

  • hungry kids

  • distorted ideologies

  • microbes

  • radioactive substances

  • fuel cells

  • drugs

  • theories

  • armies

  • policies

  • restaurants

  • machines

  • Austria

  • Sweden

  • Portugal

  • somostatin

  • polonium

  • anaerobic microbes

  • transfinite numbers

  • double helix

  • Eagle computers

  • guinea pigs

  • surgical lamps and tables

  • physiographs

  • electronic hardware

  • technicians

  • morphine

  • a pebble on a beach

  • diesel engines

  • vaccines

  • mosquito

  • Napoleon

  • plastic in a garbage dump

  • nuclear warhead

  • apples

  • subway trains

  • radio towers

  • philosophy

  • physics

  • generals

  • surgeons

  • nannies

  • writers

  • chefs

  • biologists

  • aeronautical engineers

  • seducers

  • atoms

  • molecules

  • children

  • raindrops

  • bullet trains

  • politicians

  • numerals

  • Deutsche Bank

  • 1976 Winter Olympics

  • windmills

  • sunflowers

  • propane tanks

  • billions of cats

  • bodies

  • cosmic rays

  • business lunches

  • rumors

  • physical force

  • propaganda

  • pine trees

  • dogs

  • supersonic jets

  • living and dead kings

  • strawberries

  • grandmothers

  • propositions

  • mathematical theorems

  • cat

  • soul

  • Egypt

  • vast machines with thousands of parts

  • zebras

  • plastic

  • stars

  • a storm

  • a rat

  • a rock

  • a lake

  • a lion

  • a child

  • a worker

  • a gene

  • a slave

  • the unconscious

  • a virus

  • fish

  • intelligent whales and monkeys

  • metallic ore

  • swans

  • ravens

  • pharaohs

  • Danish princes

  • crows

  • heavens

  • people

  • prions

  • ozone hole

  • political speeches

  • Addidas shoe

  • tape recorders

  • freight trains

  • apricots

  • neutrons

  • buildings

  • cities

  • humors

  • fictional characters

  • secret potions

  • voodoo dolls

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