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Archaic objects

This book concerns the nature and behaviour of an archaic category of elements called quasi-or obscure objects. These objects are contradictory, in that they seem to enter into and withdraw from all relations, particularly from relations with us. They can be neither described as simple and localisable particles or events, nor as fully substantive and autonomous totalities standing side by side other fully autonomous totalities, which are the way they appear to us.