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Summary Speculative Realism refers to a trend within continental philosophy that was launched at an April 2007 workshop at Goldsmiths College, University of London featuring Ray Brassier, Iain Hamilton Grant, Graham Harman, and Quentin Meillassoux. Central to Speculative Realism is its critique of "correlationism," Meillassoux's term for the continental tendency to avoid the question of reality outside thought in favor of a reflection on the conditions of the thought-world correlate. Competing versions of Speculative Realism include Harman's object-oriented philosophy and Meillassoux's speculative materialism, along with Brassier's eliminativist position and Grant's Deleuzo-Schellingian vitalism.
Key works Brassier et al 2007 is a transcript of the initial 2007 Speculative Realism workshop. Meillassoux's critique of correlationism can be found in Meillassoux 2008. Harman's object-oriented philosophy is summarized most recently in Harman 2011. Brassier's position is explained in Brassier 2007 and Grant's in Grant 2006. Further background information about Speculative Realism can be found in Harman 2011, Harman's critical study of Meillassoux.
Introductions For an anthology of writings by Speculative Realists and closely related thinkers, see Bryant et al 2011. A short introduction to Meillassoux's position can be found in Meillassoux 2007, and a book-length introduction to the object-oriented variant of Speculative Realism is Bryant 2011.
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  1. La virtualità dell'evento. Prospettive e limiti trascendentali per la definizione di un presente assoluto dell'esperienza pura.Fabio Vergine - 2019 - In Arianna Romani & Abdelhaleem Solaiman (eds.), Tempo. Tra esattezza e infinito. Atti IX Convegno Interdisciplinare dei Dottorandi e Dottori di Ricerca. Roma RM, Italia: pp. 157-171.
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  2. Interpretation From the Ground Up: Luigi Pareyson's Hermeneutics of Inexhaustibility and its Implications for Moral Ontology.Justin L. Harmon - 2017 - Trópos: Journal of Hermeneutics and Philosophical Criticism 10 (1):69-90.
  3. Defying the Facts: Justice and Being in Speculative Materialism. Davies - 2016 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 30 (4):468.
  4. Speculative Somatics.Diego S. Maranan - 2015 - Technoetic Arts 13 (3):291-300.
  5. The Speculative.William Torrey Harris - 2000 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14 (1):1-6.
  6. Short Speculative Essays.Robert Brockholes Thomas - 1981
  7. Philosophical Commitment and the Given: A Study in Speculative Philosophy.Joseph Clarence Lefevre - 1976 - Dissertation, Tulane University
  8. The Speculative Vs. The Visionary.H. H. Morgan - 1869 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 3:175.
  9. The Speculative.Editor Editor - 1867 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1:2.
  10. Speculative Philosophy in Italy.Editor Editor - 1871 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 5:94.
  11. Studies in Speculative Philosophy. [REVIEW]Reginald Jackson - 1926 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 4 (4):302.
  12. Speculative Philosophy a Study of its Nature, Types, and Uses.A. J. Reck - 1972 - University of New Mexico Press.
  13. Speculative Philosophy Symposium.Grace A. De Laguna - 1951 - Philosophical Review 60:3.
  14. Studies in Speculative Philosophy.James Edwin Creighton & Harold R. Smart - 1926 - Philosophical Review 35 (4):366-370.
  15. The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy.Roland Faber & Andrew Goffey (eds.) - 2014 - Bloomsbury Academic.
  16. 1. Ecology and Ecosemiotics.Winfried Nöth - 1998 - Sign Systems Studies 26:332-343.
  17. Speculative Philosophy.Carl R. Hausman, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Vincent Colapietro, Crispin Sartwell, Patricia Ann Turrisi & Kathleen Hull - 1998 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 12:77.
  18. Speculative Ontology.Paul Humphreys - 2013 - In Don Ross, James Ladyman & Harold Kincaid (eds.), Scientific Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 51.
  19. Conservative Ecology.J. Ely - 1993 - Télos 1993 (97):186-191.
  20. Informationalism and Ecology.T. Luke - 1983 - Télos 1983 (56):59-73.
  21. Ecology as Politics.M. Bookchin - 1980 - Télos 1980 (46):177-190.
  22. Reviews : The Poverty of Meillassoux's Anthropology.Don Miller & Jan Branson - 1984 - Thesis Eleven 9 (1):157-165.
  23. Toward a Speculative Realism.Robert S. Lehman - 2008 - Theory and Event 11 (1).
  24. Review of Jeremy Dunham, Iain Hamilton Grant, and Sean Watson: Idealism: The History of a Philosophy. [REVIEW]Dietmar Heidemann - forthcoming - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  25. Jeremy Dunham/Iain Hamilton Grant/Sean Watson-Idealism. The History of a Philosophy.Wolfgang Schaffarzyk - 2011 - Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 64 (4):85.
  26. Quentin Meillassoux, The Number and the Siren: A Decipherment of Mallarmé's Coup de Dés. Trans. Robin MacKay.Thomas H. Ford - 2013 - Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 17 (1):300-307.
  27. Toward a Pragmatic Metaphysics: Comments on a Speculative Approach.Michael S. Littleford - 1993 - Man and World 26 (3):339-350.
  28. Speculative Medievalisms: Discography.Eileen A. Joy, Anna Klosowska, Nicola Masciandro & Michael O'Rourke (eds.) - 2013 - punctum books.
  29. The Metaphysics of Materialism.D. G. Brinton - 1867 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1 (3):176 - 178.
  30. Speculative Vs. Visionary.H. H. Morgan - 1869 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 3 (2):175 - 177.
  31. Time and Speculative Philosophy.A. J. Schneeweiss - 1919 - The Monist 29 (4):601-610.
  32. The New Materialism.Donald Brownstein - 1971 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 2 (1/2):231-233.
  33. Speculative Philosophy.Lewis S. Ford - 1973 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):131-135.
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  35. Speculative Philosophy.William Bernard Collins - 1947 - Dubuque, Loras College Press.
  36. Can Speculative Philosophy Be Defended?Ralph M. Blake - 1943 - Philosophical Review 52 (2):127-134.
  37. The Speculative Reconsidered.Vincent Michael Colapietro - 2000 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14 (1):7-16.
  38. Can Speculative Philosophy Be Defended?Arthur E. Murphy - 1943 - Philosophical Review 52 (2):135-143.
  39. Can Speculative Philosophy Be Defended?W. T. Stace - 1943 - Philosophical Review 52 (2):116-126.
Object-Oriented Ontology
  1. A Theory of Everything? [REVIEW]Steven Umbrello - 2018 - Cultural Studies Review 24 (2):184-186.
    Enter Object-Oriented Ontology: A New Theory of Everything.Eschewing the verbose and often obscurantist tendencies of other philosopher-authors, Harman tackles what might otherwise be a complicated, controversial and counter-intuitive philosophical stance with accessible and easy-to-follow prose. OOO has never been so clear nor so convincingly presented as it is here. Covered in seven chapters, the book gives a genealogical account of OOO, chronicling the reason for its emergence, comparing it to both the past and current philosophical traditions and arguing for its (...)
  2. Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People. [REVIEW]Steven Umbrello - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):84-86.
    A new book by Timothy Morton, Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People, is reviewed. Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People is a project into the applied political ethics that emerge between speculative realism and Marxism. This book is intended to build on the object-oriented ontology that Morton has espoused in previous volumes, however with a greater emphasis on normative politics. The book’s core methodology is to outline the various neologisms that Morton employs and incorporate those speculative realist terms into a retooling of (...)
  3. Continental Realism and its Discontents.Marie-Eve Morin (ed.) - 2017 - Edinburgh University Press.
    A new realist movement in continental philosophy has emerged to challenge philosophical approaches and traditions ranging from transcendental and speculative idealism to phenomenology and deconstruction for failing to do justice to the real world as it is ‘in itself’, that is, as independent of the structures of human consciousness, experience, and language. This volume presents a collection of essays that take up the challenge of realism from a variety of historical and contemporary philosophical perspectives. This volume includes essays that engage (...)
  4. The Rise of Realism. [REVIEW]Steven Umbrello - 2017 - International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation 9 (2):63-66.
    A new book by Manuel DeLanda and Graham Harman, The Rise of Realism, is reviewed. The Rise of Realism is an introductory text that aims to clarify the difficulties that surround the philosophical concepts of realism and materialism (as well as their antitheses). This primer intended to introduce students and interested scholars to the concepts and literature on realism and its place in the continental tradition of philosophy and related social theory. The book’s core methodology is to outline the various (...)
  5. Some Ways to Speculative Aesthetics.Tom Sparrow - 2017 - Philosophy Today 61 (3):523-38.
    Continental philosophy is witnessing a global renaissance of speculative philosophy. And while some corners of this movement are gaining traction in art- and architecture-theoretical circles, its application to philosophical aesthetics has been forestalled in favor of metaphysical and, secondarily, epistemological inquiry. This essay tracks some of the ways that speculative aesthetics is emerging, and opening new pathways, within the renaissance. It accomplishes three primary tasks. First, it enumerates several of the ways that the name “speculative aesthetics” has been mobilized in (...)
  6. La Tercera Mesa.Graham Harman - 2017 - Devenires 18 (July-December):263-271.
    This is a Spanish translation of Harman's 2012 article "The Third Table.".
  7. Object-Oriented Philosophy Graham Harman.Muhammad Unies Ananda Raja - 2017 - Cogito 4 (1):5-19.
    Artikel ini bertujuan untuk menjelaskan asumsi dasar dari filsafat Graham Harman (1968– ) yang disebut dengan Object-Oriented Philosophy. Latar belakang pemikiran Harman adalah kritiknya terhadap tendensi filsafat barat yang cenderung menjelaskan realitas secara problematis dengan dua cara, yakni mereduksi objek ke unit terkecil (undermining) atau menolak unifikasi objek dalam satu hal (overmining). Masalah dari kecenderungan pertama adalah ketidakmampuan menjelaskan kemunculan dan ketahanan objek, sedangkan masalah kecenderungan kedua adalah ketidamampuan menjelaskan perubahan objek. Untuk mengatasi dua kecenderungan tersebut, Harman mengembangkan pemikiran tentang (...)
  8. What is Don Quijote/Don Quixote And...And...And the Disjunctive Synthesis of Cervantes and Kathy Acker.Rolando Perez - 2016 - In Cervantes Ilimitado: cuatrocientos años del Quijote. New York, USA: ALDEEU. pp. 75-100.
    This paper deals with Cervantes’s Don Quijote and Kathy Acker’s punk, postmodern Don Quixote as two “aesthetic objects” that connect with each other across time and textual space in rhizomatic, non-linear fashion, in enriching and challenging ways. It presents an immanent view of these texts, through an engagement with some of the philosophical concepts of Ortega y Gasset, Deleuze & Guattari, and objected-oriented ontology philosophers, Graham Harman, and Levi R. Bryant.
  9. Pour une éthique du pli.Levi R. Bryant - 2016 - Multitudes 65 (4):90-96.
  10. Ecological Trust: An Object-Oriented Perspective.Tom Sparrow - 2017 - Philosophy Today 61 (1):99-115.
    This essay conceives ecological life as radically dependent, vulnerable, and horrific. Epistemologically speaking, we are quite ignorant of the web of dependency that sustains our lives. Our ecological condition often prevents us from locating and identifying our dependencies and the many ways our actions impact the environment. This is the terror and danger that plagues the Anthropocene. Our ignorance bears an ontological weight that can be drawn out with the concept of trust. Trust, I argue, is not a choice. Trust (...)
  11. Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object.Cogburn Jon - 2017 - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
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