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Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Gabriel Rockhill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the aim of rethinking the state and stakes of contemporary theory, Gabriel Rockhill critically works through some of the most important recent philosophical writings on the intertwined topics of ... More


The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Aaron Schuster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is ... More


Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Abraham Jacob Greenstine and Ryan J. Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume is the world’s first exploration of a series of encounters between ancient philosophical texts and contemporary continental metaphysics. The ancient texts under consideration originated ... More


Dialectic of Darkness: The Magical Foundations of Critical Theory

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“Dialectic of Darkness: The Magical Foundations of Critical Theory,” focuses on the German neo-pagan poet and philosopher Ludwig Klages, who formulated much of the terminology and critique of ... More


Environmental Aesthetics: Crossing Divides and Breaking Ground

Martin Drenthen and Jozef Keulartz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254491
eISBN:
9780823261185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254491.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Environmental aesthetics today harbors a wide range of perspectives, and crosses several commonly recognized divides: between analytic and continental philosophy, Eastern and Western traditions, ... More


A Thousand Antiquities

Ryan J. Greenstine and Ryan J. Johnson

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Greenstine and Johnson, the contributing editors of the volume, set the scene for the collection with the ancient tales of Thales, Heraclitus, Pyrrho, and Lucretius. These four tales convey the force ... More


Aisthesis

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 7 develops a radical aestheticism by reconsidering Kant’s aesthetics in the light of Speculative Realism as well as Whitehead.


The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Steven Shaviro

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is the first general book to look at the current philosophical trend known as Speculative Realism. It also compares this philosophy to the work of early-twentieth-century philosopher Alfred ... More


The Actual Volcano

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 evaluates the philosophy of the leading Speculative Realist Graham Harman from a Whiteheadian perspective.


Introduction Whitehead and Speculative Realism

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book takes a new look at the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) in the light of a number of recent developments in continental philosophy that can be grouped under the rubrics of ... More


Self-Enjoyment and Concern

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 considers Whitehead’s thought in relation to that of the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas.


The Universeof Things

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 considers the Speculative Realist insistence upon the autonomy of other entities in the world from human domination, and traces the roots of this insistence in Whitehead, and before him in ... More


Panpsychism and / or Eliminativism

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 considers how the various thinkers in the Speculative Realist movement are drawn either in the direction of panpsychism (Graham Harman, Iain Hamilton Grant), or in that of reductionist ... More


Consequences of Panpsychism

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 further discusses how the tradition of panpsychism (the insistence that mentality is incipient in all entities in the universe) relates to the claims of Speculative Realism.


Noncorrelational Thought

Steven Shaviro

in The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 6 considers the Speculative Realist critique of phenomenology and Quentin Meillassoux’s insistence that the world without humanity is deviod of feeling and thought; and develops a new image ... More


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