Introductions to three new Speculative Realism books put on-line by Edinburgh University Press – New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science

Via Jon Cogburn, the introduction to three books in the Edinburgh speculative realism series. I have a chapter on Adrian in my forthcoming SR book (the chapters are on, in order, correlationism, Meillassoux, Harman, then sections on Ian  Grant, Jane Bennett, and Liz Grosz, then Ray Brassier, Adrian Johnston, then Malabou, with some more in there. Basically, I took up in the latter part of the book thinkers using the word realism–with Grosz an interesting example. I didn’t write enough about my worries about her critiques of Butler et al, or her turn to evolutionary theory as an explanation of culture, and thus her attack on certain supposed “constructivist” feminisms, but I think she is a central figure in recent “renaturalizations” of philosophy not mentioned enough. (Barad is another, though space meant leaving that for a future project, though she has very different claims, based in her work in quantum mechanics.) 

  1. Tristan Garcia’s Form and Object (here),
  2. Adrian Johnston’s Adventures in Transcendental Materialism (here), and
  3. Levi Bryant’s Onto-Cartography (here).

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