I’ve been interested for a while now, in relation to a book project, in the contemporary philosophical “school” of speculative realism. One of the things I wanted to do in the project was to link literary reading and writing to this philosophy, something that had not been done extensively at the time I began the project. 1,754 more words
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Below is a Cool little synopsis of SR, but id like to just address that last bit at the end: “opposed to correlationalism”.
Here is a great example of the issue i treat: Is there a difference between a Truth of a statement, and the argumentative concept of it? 579 more words
Graham Harman, Speculative Realism series editor, interviews Markus Gabriel, author of Fields of Sense and Why the World Does Not Exist. It’s a long conversation, and very rich, so fix yourself a cup of tea or coffee, pop your phone on silent, and settle down for a read. 10,239 more words
Why do things happen in a predictable way?
Back in the Eighteenth Century, David Hume asked that simple question. In other words, why do some events necessarily follow other events? 1,016 more words
There’s a very interesting (and extensive) interview with Pete Wolfendale over at Figure/Ground. One of the most exciting parts for me is the discussion of the analytic continental relationship which is something I have been working on more and more in the last 6 months (largely with Matt Hare at PAF). 1,831 more words
‘ are not as free as you think you are; your cleverness and pride bind you to the truth. Don’t you see what you are doing to us and yourselves?’ ~’The Animal’s Lawsuit Against Humanity’, 10th Century Iraqi Fable. 1,236 more words