The Contortions and Convolutions of the “Speculative Turn”

Diacritics 49 (1):108-126 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Focusing principally on the once-feted philosophical movement of object-oriented ontology (OOO), this article examines the ways in which this movement fits into a broader “speculative turn,” which seeks to reverse the purportedly wrongheaded emphasis of post-Kantian critical philosophy upon the finitude of the subject and to once again unleash the fecund potentialities of speculative thought. Identifying several incongruities and tensions that traverse this project, it is argued that OOO exemplifies the difficulties faced when attempting to articulate a decidedly pre-critical metaphysics.

Similar books and articles

Sobolev regularity via the convergence rate of convolutions and Jensen's inequality.Mark A. Peletier, Robert Planqué & Matthias Röger - 2007 - Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa- Classe di Scienze 6 (4):499-510.
Formal, Dialectical and Speculative Logic.Richard Monnier - 1989 - Dissertation, Boston University
Applying Gloria Anzaldúa’s Creative Works to Speculative Realism.Sara Ishii - 2021 - philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 11 (1-2):1-25.
Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits.Sjoerd van Tuinen (ed.) - 2017 - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Speculative and Critical Realism.Alison Assiter - 2013 - Journal of Critical Realism 12 (3):283-300.
Speculative foundations of phenomenology.Alexander Schnell - 2012 - Continental Philosophy Review 45 (3):461-479.
Convolutions of weakly sinchronous functions.Askhab Ya Yakubov - 1999 - History and Philosophy of Logic 8 (3-4):287-298.

Analytics

Added to PP
2022-04-11

Downloads
62 (#249,535)

6 months
62 (#67,539)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

On Vicarious Causation.Graham Harman - 2007 - Collapse:171-205.
I Am Also of the Opinion That Materialism Must Be Destroyed.Graham Harman - 2010 - Environment and Planning D 28 (5):1-17.
Objects and Orientalism.Graham Harman - 2014 - In Ming Xie (ed.), The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 123-139.

Add more references