Morton and SR

For those who haven’t noticed, Tim Morton has a great site, and recently he’s been commenting more and more on speculative realism. I did a review of The Ecological Thought for the upcoming Speculations issue, to which he was kind enough to provide a response. One major question that Levi Bryant has had about Morton is his supposed relationism. I see where Levi is coming from, though Levi does note that Morton’s notion of the “strange stranger” is a step away from such relationism (a point I made in my review). I won’t comment much more, but interesting to me was the way in which Morton attempts an oscillation between a Heideggerian “existence is co-existence” and a Levinasian approach to the Strange Stranger and the elemental. I suggested to him as one figure, whom he does cover, is Nancy, as someone attempting a similar move.