- vii, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
- Contents: Pt. 1. The carnal phenomenologists -- 1. Concreteness in the depths -- 2. Two borderlands of intentionality -- 3. Bathing in the ether -- 4. The style of things -- 5. The levels -- Pt. 2. Setting the table -- 6. Objects -- 7. The problem of objects -- 8. Metaphor -- 9. Humor -- Pt. 3. Quadruple philosophy -- 10. The root of vicarious causation -- 11. Vicarious causation -- 12. Some implications.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Too unorthodox to be conservative, too systematic to be postmodern, Guerrilla Metaphysics is a unique attempt to describe the carpentry of things. At once systematic and offbeat, technical and poetic, it is a startling new vision of phenomenology's motto: To the things themselves!" "Instead of the occasional cause that makes God responsible for all events, Guerrilla Metaphysics seeks the vicarious cause that links human beings, tools, rivers, mountains, plastic, and clowns. Professor Graham Harman argues for a radical shift in the phenomenological attitude to objects, and explains how phenomenology can be reunified with the physical world that it wanted to bracket from view." "In Part Two Harman takes a fresh approach to metaphor and comedy, explaining how even physical causation has the structure of allure. In the final Part, he offers a new account of causation, which is shown to be not only vicarious but also asymmetrical and buffered."--BOOK JACKET.