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Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Didier Debaise

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method of empiricism ever be reconciled with ... More


What is Speculative Philosophy?

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter questions the contemporary stakes of speculative philosophy. Taking Whitehead’s claim of inscribing all problems of knowledge, of reality, and of experience within a “speculative scheme” ... More


Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Kate Schick

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Gillian Rose draws on idiosyncratic readings of thinkers such as Hegel, Adorno and Kierkegaard to underpin her philosophy, negotiating the ‘broken middle’ between particular and universal. While of ... More


Imaginative Chemistry: Synthetic Ecologies and the Construction of Life

A. J. Nocek

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A. J. Nocek’s “Imaginative Chemistry: Synthetic Ecologies and the Construction of Life,” draws on Whitehead’s concept of life as “the origination of conceptual novelty” that “lurks in the interstices ... More


Speculative Dialectics

Kate Schick

in Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces the development of Rose's speculative philosophy through her reception of Adorno and Hegel. Her reading of Hegel in Hegel contra Sociology underpins all her subsequent work and is ... More


Conclusion: What is Speculative Empiricism?

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Process and Reality ends with a warning: ‘[t]he chief danger to philosophy is narrowness in the selection of evidence’ (PR, 337). Although this danger of narrowness might emerge from the ... More


The Affectivity of Cognition: Journal of Speculative Philosophy Cognition Series, 1868–69

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the affectivity of cognition in Charles S. Peirce's Journal of Speculative Philosophy Cognition Series published in 1868–1869. This publication portrays synechistic individuals ... More


An Adventure of Thought

Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction discusses the renewed interest in Whitehead and introduces readers to his speculative technique and conceptual constructions, specifying how they differ from the familiar ... More


Possessive Subjects: A Speculative Interpretation of Nonhumans

Didier Debaise

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Didier Debaise’s “Possessive Subjects: A Speculative Interpretation of Non-Humans,” analyzes Whitehead’s reformed theory of the subject and argues that it provides the conceptual tools for ... More


An Attempt at a Speculative Ontology or an Alternative to Possible-God Theologies

Tyler Tritten

in The Contingency of Necessity: Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428194
eISBN:
9781474438643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428194.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

After announcing the unabashedly speculative and ontological aim of this book, this chapter critiques the possible-God theology and “weak theology” of Richard Kearny and John Caputo respectively. ... More


Creativity as Ultimate Principle

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Whitehead writes that ‘[i]n all philosophic theory there is an ultimate’ It would be difficult to find a case study in Process and Reality, a description of the functioning of a philosophy’s ultimate ... More


The Lure of Whitehead

Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Lure of Whitehead addresses the sudden interest, across a range of disciplines, in Alfred North Whitehead’s speculative philosophy. Among its fifteen contributions are essays on metaphysics, ... More


The Broken Middle

Kate Schick

in Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter brings Rose's philosophical position into closer contact with the concrete concerns of social and political thought through an exegesis of The Broken Middle. Rose's notion of the broken ... More


Scientism and the Modern World

Jeffrey A. Bell

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Jeffrey A. Bell’s “Scientism and the Modern World,” situates Whitehead within a philosophical tradition, stretching back to Hume and forward to Deleuze, committed to accounting for the emergence of ... More


The Event and the Occasion: Deleuze, Whitehead, and Creativity

Keith Robinson

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Keith Robinson’s “The Event and the Occasion: Deleuze, Whitehead, and Creativity,” analyzes the divergent accounts of temporality in Whitehead and Deleuze and argues that the differences between them ... More


of “Experiential Togetherness”: Toward a More Robust Empiricism

Steven Meyer

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Steven Meyer’s “Of ‘Experiential Togetherness’: Toward a More Robust Empiricism,” provides the intellectual context for the development of Whitehead’s notion of “togetherness.” By assembling a rich ... More


Multiplicity and Mysticism: Toward a New Mystagogy of Becoming

Roland Faber

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Roland Faber’s “Multiplicity and Mysticism: Toward a New Mystagogy of Becoming,” asks readers to consider why the task of conceptualizing genuine novelty in a world of becoming prompted not only ... More


Whitehead and Schools X, Y, and Z

Graham Harman

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Graham Harman’s “Whitehead and Schools X, Y, and Z,” distinguishes among three schools of contemporary philosophy according to their respective positions on process, becoming, and relations: the ... More


A Constructivist Reading of Process and Reality

Isabelle Stengers

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Isabelle Stengers’s “A Constructivist Reading of Process and Reality,” describes the radically different approach to metaphysics that Whitehead takes in Process and Reality, specifying how readers ... More


The Technics of Prehension: On the Photography of Nicolas Baier

Nathan Brown

in The Lure of Whitehead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Nathan Brown’s “The Technics of Prehension: On the Photography of Nicolas Baier,” offers a theory of the “technics of prehension,” a concept that combines the work of Whitehead, Bernard Stiegler, and ... More


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