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
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1558/jcr.v11i3.361
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,411
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

View all 49 references / Add more references

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

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Nick Srnicek (2011). Capitalism and the Non-Philosophical Subject. In Levi R. Bryant, Nick Srnicek & Graham Harman (eds.), Pli.
Graham Harman (2011). Response to Shaviro. In Levi R. Bryant, Nick Srnicek & Graham Harman (eds.), The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

53 ( #92,014 of 1,924,740 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

8 ( #107,577 of 1,924,740 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.