Harman

The silent assumption underlying this view is the strange notion that objects themselves are nothing but a simple pile of dull material blocks […] As Heidegger himself seems to suggest, it is only with the human use of these dead masses that any ambiguity arises; only then are these torpid clods of atoms swept up into a fascinating existential drama, a People’s Republic of Ontology.

[Graham Harman, Tool-Being, p103]

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