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The World of Failing Machines

Well, I have some good news to announce. Yesterday, I submitted the manuscript of my newest book to Zero Books (UK)! The title of the book is (currently) … 136 more words

Literary Theory

Inside Out

Marx famously described capitalism as mad and inverted. Daniel Spaulding re-examines speculative realism through an Adornian prism to disclose a thought of ‘the great outdoors’ beyond capital that is very much immanent to a world not only upside down but increasingly inside out  4,709 more words



Anamnesis means remembrance or reminiscence, the collection and recollection of what has been lost, forgotten, or effaced. It is therefore a matter of the very old, of what has made us who we are.

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Updates and Announcements

Having defended my dissertation Schelling’s Naturalism: Space, Motion, and the Volition of Thought I’m now in the strange position of looking for an academic job. 273 more words

Speculative Realism

"No Ecology without Anthropology"

I continue to reflect on Pope Francis’s claim, “There can be no ecology without an adequate anthropology.”

On the one hand, this seems like the exact opposite view of those involved in the “speculative turn.” The speculative realists engaged in object-oriented ontology encourage us to move beyond correlationism, the thesis that we cannot interrogate being except by considering the human person: the being for whom being is a question. 176 more words

Integral Ecology

Is Francis's Integral Ecology Incompatible with Biocentrism?

As I’ve already explained, in Laudato Si’, Pope Francis (2015) rejects anthropocentric ideologies of rupture, which allow us to think of ourselves as radically other-than the creatures of the world and of our social systems as disconnected from other “natural” systems. 1,230 more words

Integral Ecology

Seminar at TU Vienna (a-theory institute) winter 2015 // »crystalline« – reasoning and argumentation with regard to »computational objects«

Reasoning, argumentation, and »the object« maintain a multiplicitous and unsettled relation within the paradigm of computational modeling: computational models are equally reflective as they are projective, equally analytical as they are synthetic. 499 more words

Michel Serres