Between Naturalism and Rationalism: A New Realist Landscape

Journal of Critical Realism 11 (3):361-387 (2012)
This review essay attempts to present a coherent and reasonably unitary picture of the contemporary ‘speculative turn’ in continental philosophy as charted in Levi Bryant, Nick Srnicek and Graham Harman, eds, The Speculative Turn: Continental Realism and Materialism (2011). Avoiding a more objective yet more anodyne chapter by chapter summary, I paint an intentionally synoptic view by selecting some common concerns of the authors involved, and group them under five ‘core themes’. Throughout, I try to keep open the comparative channel with the realist tenets of critical realism, and conclude vouching for the necessity for more bridge-building works to appear in the future.
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DOI 10.1558/jcr.v11i3.361
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Immanuel Kant (2007/1991). Critique of Pure Reason. In Elizabeth Schmidt Radcliffe, Richard McCarty, Fritz Allhoff & Anand Vaidya (eds.), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Blackwell Pub. Ltd. 449-451.

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Alison Assiter (2013). Speculative and Critical Realism. Journal of Critical Realism 12 (3):283-300.

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