- Feb 2019
Locke argues that all ideas arc mental combinations of sense perceptions and 1hat words refer not directly to things but to menial phenomena, the ideas we retain and build from sense impressions.
Like Locke, Karen Barad is pushing against the idea of words as representational of things, with her performative model?
"A performative understanding of discursive practices challenges the representationalist belief in the power of words to represent preexisting things" (Barad 802).
In what ways does performance differ from "mental phenomena"? Mental = internal only where performance = internal and external?
Side note: every time someone says phenomena, I hear this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ytei6bu7kQ