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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. Speculative Annihilationism: The Intersection of Archaeology and Extinction.Matt Rosen - 2018 - Hampshire, UK: Zero Books.
  2. L'immanenza del cogito. Per una genealogia del trascendentale deleuziano.Fabio Vergine - 2019 - In Enrico Giannetto (ed.), Di stelle, atomi e poemi. Verso la physis. Volume 2. Roma RM, Italia: pp. 125-142.
    Il principale obiettivo teoretico di questo lavoro consiste nel tentativo di verificare, attraverso un’indagine storico-genealogica e concettuale, come nella filosofia di Gilles Deleuze si assista ad un radicale mutamento del paradigma relativo alla nozione di trascendentale. Si tratta, in altre parole, di ripercorrere alcune delle tappe fondamentali che conducono il filosofo parigino a “purificare” il trascendentale da ogni riferimento ad una coscienza soggettiva egologica che si fondi in quanto principio genetico del mondo. Si riterrà utile procedere analizzando, in primo luogo, (...)
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  3. Speculative Realism: An Introduction. [REVIEW]Tom Sparrow - 2019 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 1.
    Review of Graham Harman, Speculative Realism: An Introduction, Polity, 2018.
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  4. A Critique of New Materialism: Ethics and Ontology.Paul Rekret - 2016 - Subjectivity 9 (3):225-245.
    This article seeks to offer a critical assessment of the conception of ethics underlying the growing constellation of ‘new materialist’ social theories. It argues that such theories offer little if any purchase in understanding the contemporary transformations of relations between mind and body or human and non-human natures. Taking as exemplary the work of Jane Bennett, Rosi Braidotti, and Karen Barad, this article asserts that a continuity between ethics and ontology is central to recent theories of ‘materiality’. These theories assert (...)
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  5. 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.
    Il concetto di Reale non coincide con la realtà; se l’atteggiamento dell’empirismo tradizionale nei confronti della realtà è infatti un ingenuo realismo, l’empirismo radicale è riuscito, invece, a pensare in maniera rivoluzionaria l’origine trascendentale dell’esperienza ordinariamente intesa e, dunque, la natura virtuale di quell’evento del tutto particolare che, soprattutto con Gilles Deleuze e Jacques Lacan, è il Reale. Più dettagliatamente, l’obiettivo dell’intervento consisterà nell’individuare, nelle prospettive aperte dall’empirismo radicale tra Ottocento e Novecento, una forma di temporalità atopica e “utopica”, che (...)
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  6. 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.
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  7. Defying the Facts: Justice and Being in Speculative Materialism. Davies - 2016 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 30 (4):468.
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  8. The Poverty of Meillassoux's Anthropology. [REVIEW]Jan Branson & Don Miller - 1984 - Thesis Eleven 9 (1):157-165.
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  9. Speculative Somatics.Diego S. Maranan - 2015 - Technoetic Arts 13 (3):291-300.
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  10. The Speculative.William Torrey Harris - 2000 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14 (1):1-6.
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  11. Short Speculative Essays.Robert Brockholes Thomas - 1981
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  12. Philosophical Commitment and the Given: A Study in Speculative Philosophy.Joseph Clarence Lefevre - 1976 - Dissertation, Tulane University
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  13. The Speculative Vs. The Visionary.H. H. Morgan - 1869 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 3:175.
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  14. The Speculative.Editor Editor - 1867 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1:2.
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  15. Speculative Philosophy in Italy.Editor Editor - 1871 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 5:94.
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  16. Studies in Speculative Philosophy. [REVIEW]Reginald Jackson - 1926 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 4 (4):302.
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  17. Speculative Philosophy a Study of its Nature, Types, and Uses.A. J. Reck - 1972 - University of New Mexico Press.
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  18. Speculative Philosophy Symposium.Grace A. De Laguna - 1951 - Philosophical Review 60:3.
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  19. Studies in Speculative Philosophy.H. N. Gardiner - 1926 - Philosophical Review 35 (4):366-370.
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  20. The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy.Roland Faber & Andrew Goffey (eds.) - 2014 - Bloomsbury Academic.
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  21. 1. Ecology and Ecosemiotics.Winfried Nöth - 1998 - Sign Systems Studies 26:332-343.
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  22. Speculative Philosophy.Carl R. Hausman, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Vincent Colapietro, Crispin Sartwell, Patricia Ann Turrisi & Kathleen Hull - 1998 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 12:77.
  23. Speculative Ontology.Paul Humphreys - 2013 - In Don Ross, James Ladyman & Harold Kincaid (eds.), Scientific Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 51.
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  24. Conservative Ecology.J. Ely - 1993 - Télos 1993 (97):186-191.
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  25. Informationalism and Ecology.T. Luke - 1983 - Télos 1983 (56):59-73.
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  26. Ecology as Politics.M. Bookchin - 1980 - Télos 1980 (46):177-190.
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  27. Toward a Speculative Realism.Robert S. Lehman - 2008 - Theory and Event 11 (1).
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  28. Review of Jeremy Dunham, Iain Hamilton Grant, and Sean Watson: Idealism: The History of a Philosophy. [REVIEW]Dietmar Heidemann - forthcoming - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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  29. Jeremy Dunham/Iain Hamilton Grant/Sean Watson-Idealism. The History of a Philosophy.Wolfgang Schaffarzyk - 2011 - Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 64 (4):85.
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  30. 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.
  31. Toward a Pragmatic Metaphysics: Comments on a Speculative Approach.Michael S. Littleford - 1993 - Man and World 26 (3):339-350.
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  32. Speculative Medievalisms: Discography.Eileen A. Joy, Anna Klosowska, Nicola Masciandro & Michael O'Rourke (eds.) - 2013 - punctum books.
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  33. The Metaphysics of Materialism.D. G. Brinton - 1867 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1 (3):176 - 178.
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  34. Speculative Vs. Visionary.H. H. Morgan - 1869 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 3 (2):175 - 177.
  35. Time and Speculative Philosophy.A. J. Schneeweiss - 1919 - The Monist 29 (4):601-610.
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  36. The New Materialism.Donald Brownstein - 1971 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 2 (1/2):231-233.
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  37. Speculative Philosophy.Lewis S. Ford - 1973 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):131-135.
  38. Reason, Reality, and Speculative Philosophy (Review).John R. Shook - 2001 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14 (4):314-316.
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  39. Speculative Philosophy.William Bernard Collins - 1947 - Dubuque, Loras College Press.
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  40. Can Speculative Philosophy Be Defended?Ralph M. Blake - 1943 - Philosophical Review 52 (2):127-134.
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  41. The Speculative Reconsidered.Vincent Michael Colapietro - 2000 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14 (1):7-16.
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  42. Can Speculative Philosophy Be Defended?Arthur E. Murphy - 1943 - Philosophical Review 52 (2):135-143.
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  43. Can Speculative Philosophy Be Defended?W. T. Stace - 1943 - Philosophical Review 52 (2):116-126.
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Object-Oriented Ontology
  1. Against the Virtual: Kleinherenbrink’s Externality Thesis and Deleuze’s Machine Ontology.Ekin Erkan - 2020 - Cosmos and History 16 (1):492-599.
    Drawing from Arjen Kleinherenbrink's recent book, Against Continuity: Gilles Deleuze's Speculative Realism (2019), this paper undertakes a detailed review of Kleinherenbrink's fourfold "externality thesis" vis-à-vis Deleuze's machine ontology. Reading Deleuze as a philosopher of the actual, this paper renders Deleuzean syntheses as passive contemplations, pulling other (passive) entities into an (active) experience and designating relations as expressed through contraction. In addition to reviewing Kleinherenbrink's book (which argues that the machine ontology is a guiding current that emerges in Deleuze's work after (...)
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  2. Ontologii narative în tehnologia blockchain.Nicolae Sfetcu - manuscript
    Ricoeur a examinat o serie de forme diferite de discurs extins, începând cu discursul metaforic. Discursul narativ este una din formele investigate, configurând concepte eterogene care identifică acțiunile într-un moment în care un lucru se întâmplă nu numai după altceva, ci și din cauza altui lucru dintr-o poveste sau istorie care poate fi urmată. Reformează evenimentele fizice ca evenimente narative, care au sens deoarece spun ceea ce se întâmplă într-o poveste sau într-o istorie. Narațiunile sunt întotdeauna o sinteză a conceptelor (...)
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  3. Michel Serres: Figures of Thought.Christopher Watkin - forthcoming - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    Michel Serres is a major twentieth-century thinker who has made decisive contributions to major debates across disciplines ranging from the history of science to literary studies and philosophy. This is the first monograph to offer a comprehensive assessment of Serres’ thought from his early work on Leibniz to his final publications in 2019. The first three chapters carefully explore Serres’ ‘global intuition’, how he understands and engages with the world, and his characteristic ‘figures of thought’, the repeated intellectual moves that (...)
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  4. Review of Object-Oriented Ontology: A New Theory of Everything. [REVIEW]Subhasis Chattopadhyay - 2019 - Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India (August):622-23.
    This is a review of this new field touted by Harman as THE best thing to happen to academic philosophy in recent times. The review tests Object-Oriented Ontology against various yardsticks and finds it wanting in rigour.
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  5. Book Review: Timothy Morton’s Being Ecological. [REVIEW]Steven Umbrello - 2019 - Journal of Evolution and Technology 29:19-20.
    A new book by Timothy Morton, Being Ecological, is reviewed. Being Ecological is a project into the ethics and discourse that emerge between speculative realism and ecological politics. This book is intended to build on the object-oriented ontology that Morton has espoused in previous volumes, however with a greater emphasis on the current state and future of ecological discussions. The book's core methodology is to outline the failures of the current modes of discussion environmental and ecological concerns and provide ways (...)
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  6. Part I: Why We Need to Revisit the Word of God – Preliminaries (Continued)...Conclusion to Hermenuetics.Subhasis Chattopadhyay - 2019 - Indian Catholic Matters.
    This is the conclusion of the hermeneutical problems related to Biblical exegesis. This brief survey concludes with the problematics posed by Object-Oriented Ontology. The limitations of OOO is illustrated with examples from the Kashmiri Trika. Further, we interrogate the Biblical Fall and the story of Yama and Yami. This is part of an ongoing project of Biblical exegesis and this is just the third part of this project.
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  7. Editorial Introduction for the Topical Issue “Objects Across the Traditions”.Tom Sparrow - 2018 - Open Philosophy 1 (1):408-409.
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