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Introduction: Continental Realism – Picking Up the Pieces

Vladimir Dukić and Marie-Eve Morin

in Continental Realism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421140
eISBN:
9781474438674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421140.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter provides a historical overview of the emergence of new realist movements in contemporary continental philosophy, focusing in particular on speculative realism and ... More


Speculative Realism: An Interim Report

Christopher Norris

in Philosophy Outside-In: A Critique of Academic Reason

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684557
eISBN:
9780748695188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684557.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers a critical review of the Speculative Realist movement that emerged in the wake of Quentin Meillassoux’s book After Finitude. It is a movement remarkable for what must strike most ... More


The Financial Universe (After Meillassoux)

Arne De Boever

in Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279166
eISBN:
9780823281435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279166.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter Four draws from the work of financial journalists Scott Patterson, Michael Lewis (a former “big swinging dick” at Salomon Brothers), and scholar Frank Pasquale to think the reality of today’s ... More


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


Real realism

Dan Zahavi

in Husserl's Legacy: Phenomenology, Metaphysics, and Transcendental Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199684830
eISBN:
9780191765124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684830.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

How much of an anti-realist is Husserl? Or to put it differently, how many of our realist intuitions can his transcendental idealism accommodate? In Chapter 6, I contrast Husserl’s position with two ... More


A feeling for things: objects, affects, mimesis

Simon Mussell

in Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 looks at how an affective politics underpins critical theory’s engagement with the world of objects. The chapter begins by outlining the recent upsurge in theoretical writing on ... More


Continental Realism and Its Discontents

Marie-Eve Morin (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421140
eISBN:
9781474438674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421140.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A new realist movement in continental philosophy has emerged to challenge philosophical approaches and traditions ranging from transcendental and speculative idealism to phenomenology and ... 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


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


Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits

Sjoerd van Tuinen (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421041
eISBN:
9781474438605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421041.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Following the recent ‘speculative turn’ in Continental philosophy, the aim of this volume is to propose a ‘counter-discourse’ of speculative approaches to art history. How could today’s materialist, ... More


Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Jon Cogburn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Tristan Garcia holds that what makes something some thing is its resistance to reductionism, the attempt to explain it in terms of its constituents and relations to other things. For Garcia, ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process I: Anti-Reductionism

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The first chapter focuses on Garcia’s arguments against reductionism, with (i) an explanation of Garcia’s affirmation of ontological liberality, and (ii) a discussion of Garcia’s important ... More


Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child

J. Allan Mitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689965
eISBN:
9781452949529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A provocative historical inquiry into human becoming, this book consists of a set of idiosyncratic essays on embryology and infancy, play and games, manners, meals, and other messes. Inspecting a ... 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


Plasma! Notes on Bruno Latour’s Metaphysics of Law

Laurent de Sutter

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Here, Laurent de Sutter poses a direct challenge to a principal tenet of Latour’s metaphysics: Latour’s commitment to empiricity, positivity and above all the trace by which alone an actor is grasped ... More


The <i>Gravity</i> of <i>Melancholia</i>

Christopher Peterson

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter gives a reading of von Trier’s Melancholia with Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Gravity as a physical force and melancholia as a psychological force are compared and contrasted throughout; in ... 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.


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 Contingency of Necessity: Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Tyler Tritten

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428194
eISBN:
9781474438643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428194.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book shows how all necessity – logical, mathematical, physical, transcendental or metaphysical - is consequent. It argues that reason and God, although necessary with respect to essence, are, ... 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.


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