From understanding to knowing

In our workshop Cissie Fu (Assistant Professor of Political Theory, Leiden University) and her students Charlie Groen and Gijs van Manen told a story about the unpleasant route from understanding to knowing: ‘A sincere Parliament of Things (PoT) should start with a thorough analysis of the attitude needed to encounter and commune with other entities in our non-modern world.’ And: ‘One crucial consideration is that PoT need not and possibly cannot be structured (solely) through processes of verbal communication.’