Introduction to New Realism by Maurizio Ferraris

By Maurizio Ferraris

Advent to New Realism presents an outline of the circulation of latest notion named New Realism, by means of its writer and such a lot celebrated practitioner, Maurizio Ferraris. Sharing major matters and lines with Speculative Realism and item orientated Ontology, New Realism might be stated to be probably the most prescient philosophical positions this day. Its wish to conquer the postmodern antirealism of Kantian foundation, and to reassert the significance of fact and objectivity within the identify of a brand new Enlightenment, has had a massive resonance either in Europe and within the US. creation to New Realism is the 1st quantity devoted to exposing this continental circulate to an anglophone viewers.

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Shortly after The Changeover, one family announced plans to leave and refused to continue paying the monthly dues. However, since they were continuing to live in the community and use the services provided by The Farm, the Board of Directors felt this was unfair to everyone that was honoring their commitment to cover the community’s expenses and payments toward the massive debt. In an unprecedented move, the Board used the community’s lawyer to put a lien against the couple and froze their bank account.

Unlike the previous budget vote with private ballots and majority rule, under the Pledge System, by signing their name, the individual was expected to take responsibility and honor their commitment to pay the pledged amount. In all honesty, the Pledge System has had mixed results. If one considers the big picture, it has been successful, with the community able to meet its annual budget demands and even expand on the number and variety of projects. In fact, the total amount of money collected is greater than under the previous line item budget vote.

Rising gas prices took an even bigger bite out of the profits, increasing the cost of doing business for all of The Farm’s small companies. Getting Real Like all other aspects of Farm history, operating a business was entirely different after The Changeover. From that day forward, each Farm enterprise had to pay its employees directly. All at once, the businesses had to meet real payrolls, and this brought reality into focus. With the communal system, although the money paid to The Foundation was supposed to be based on an amount earned per person, the funds would vary from week to week and usually fell far 52 ◆ The Farm Then and Now short of even minimum wage.

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