Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 2012: Speculative Realism Volume II

Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 2012: Speculative Realism Volume II

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The first published work to have introduced the new philosophy of speculative realism, 'Collapse 2' features a selection of essays by some of the foremost young philosophers at work today, together with new work from artists and filmmakers, and searching interviews with leading scientists. Against the tide of institutional balkanisation and specialisation, this volume testifies to a defiant reanimation of the most radical philosophical problematics: the status of the scientific object, metaphysics and its 'end', the prospects for a revival of realism, the possibility of phenomenology, transcendence and the divine, the nature of causation, the necessity of contingency-both through a fresh reappropriation of the philosophical tradition and through an openness to its outside. The breadth of philosophical thought in this volume is matched by the surprising and revealing thematic connections that emerge between the philosophers and scientists who have contributed.
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  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 115 x 175 x 26mm | 279g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Re-issue
  • 0956775047
  • 9780956775047
  • 851,321

Table of contents

Robin Mackay, 'Editorial Introduction'; Ray Brassier, 'The Enigma of Realism: On Quentin Meillassoux's "After Finitude"'; Quentin Meillassoux, 'Potentiality and Virtuality'; Roberto Trotta, 'Dark Matter: Probing the Arche-Fossil (Interview)'; Graham Harman, 'On Vicarious Causation'; Paul Churchland, 'Demons Get Out! (Interview)'; Clementine Duzer and Laura Gozlan, 'Nevertheless Empire'; Kristen Alvanson, 'Elysian Space in the Middle-East'; Reza Negarestani, 'Islamic Exotericism: Apocalypse in the Wake of Refractory Impossibility'
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