Welcome! You’ve found Fractal Ontology, a weblog representing the work of Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins (click to see all articles by author.) We started this blog as undergraduate philosophy students, and in one form or another Fractal Ontology has been around more than three years. We remain excited about using this medium to explore new lines of inquiry.
So, basically, our idea is this: it is possible to plot a complex path, tracing connections through both clinical and critical theory, towards a new kind of science — a de-centered, non-hierarchical science, capable of grasping and bridging the ruptures between cybernetics, language and society.
What we’ve been doing: mapping out connections between psychoanalysis and philosophy to other fields and disciplines, including theoretical biology, cultural studies and artificial intelligence. We also provide notes, outlines, translations and textual analyses of important contemporary theoretical questions, works and writers.
We are especially grateful for all the support we’ve received! The comments alone have really made this enterprise worth it for us. Please, don’t be shy; we would love to hear what you have to say!