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Being (with) Objects

Anna Mudde

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/9781474421140.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores some of the ambivalent potential of Graham Harman’s object-oriented ontology for thinking about human beings as objects and about being with human beings as objects. In ... 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


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


Neither Analytic Nor Dialectic II: The World of Object-Oriented Ontology

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/9781474415910.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Chapter III contains an explication Garcia’s model of objects as differentiators between that which they comprehend and that which comprehends them. Garcia’s model is then contrasted with other ... More


Object and Ο‎ὐ‎σία‎: Harman and Aristotle on the Being of Things

Eric Salem

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/9781474412094.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Eric Salem’s “Object and Οὐσία‎: Harman and Aristotle on the Being of Things” is the last encounter with Aristotelian philosophy. Salem shows that Graham Harman aims to revive realism by putting ... 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.


Subtraction and Contradiction: China Miéville

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

China Miéville’s second novel Perdido Street Station (2000) addresses the idea of essence from three different perspectives which mirror a number of concepts of speculative realism. The essence being ... More


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


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.


Divine Paraphrase: Cormac McCarthy

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road (2006), which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, a boy and his father struggle to survive in a world decimated by an unspecified catastrophe.This ... 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


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 Realism and Science Fiction

Brian Willems

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A human-centred approach to the environment is leading to ecological collapse. One of the ways that speculative realism challenges anthropomorphism is by taking non-human things to be as valid ... More


Tension and Phase: Doris Lessing

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The previous chapters laid out a number of ways in which objects can be surprising. The dismantling of language, vision and the world is one strategy for creating this surprise. In the Anthropocene ... More


The Hedge Fund of Reality: Ontology and Financial Derivatives

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter elaborates how the Object Oriented Ontology’s universe of things works too closely with financial capitalism, as both generate a posthuman reality. The OOO seems too preoccupied with the ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process II: Two Modes

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/9781474415910.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter V begins by rehearsing the distinction between substance and process philosophies and how Garcia attempts to avoid problems with both. Of particular relevance is Graham Harman’s claim that ... 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


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


Animal Death: Paolo Bacigalupi

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paolo Bacigalupi’s Nebula award-winning novel The Windup Girl (2009) sets up a dialectical situation which it then disrupts. This is important for two reasons. First, dialectic formations are often ... 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.


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