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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


Oil and Dust: Theorizing Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia

Melanie Doherty

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0019
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter offers a reading of Reza Negarestani’s 2008 novel Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials as an experimental bricolage of literary and theoretical writing that uses a creative ... More


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


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 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.


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.


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


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


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.


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