Speculations II

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Published: 07/30/2020

From the Editorial Introduction: If the first volume of Speculations was enough of an explicit wager, a willing blind leap in the terra incognita of the publishing world, then this volume forces us to stop and evaluate the reasons for the journal’s protracted existence. This is all the more important when we consider how the[…]

Speculations I

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Published: 07/30/2020

From the Editorial Introduction: Since I am convinced that nobody reads editorials I will keep my remarks brief. Putting together the inaugural issue of Speculations has been an unusual experience. It has depended on the collusion of fellow speculative types, the help of many anonymous reviewers, the endless patience of designer Thomas Gokey, and more[…]

Skirmishes: With Friends, Enemies, and Neutrals

FORTHCOMING Spring 2020

In 2002, Graham Harman made his philosophical debut with Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects. This book established Harman as a leading advocate of realism and a spirited proponent of a speculative style of philosophy long foreclosed by the biases of mainstream continental thought. Nearly two decades later, his ideas have spread throughout the[…]

Diseases of the Head: Essays on the Horrors of Speculative Philosophy

Published: 09/24/2020

Diseases of the Head is an anthology of essays from contemporary philosophers, artists, and writers working at the crossroads of speculative philosophy and speculative horror. At once a compendium of multivocal endeavors, a breviary of supposedly illicit ponderings, and a travelogue of philosophical exploration, this collection centers itself on the place at which philosophy and[…]

Rhetorical Agency

Published: 11/01/2017

In recent accounts of rhetoric’s storied productivity, commentators have implied, along systematically Kantian lines, albeit with the occasional protestation, that agency must be coextensive with subjectivity. But is that all there is (to 2,500 years’ worth of hypothesizing about the ways in which communication might promote social change)? Les Belikian’s answer, drawing not only on[…]

Other Grounds: Breaking Free of the Correlationist Circle

Published: 09/26/2016

I would venture to suggest that even the meagre amount of knowledge of the use of the self contained in these pages may be sufficient to enable workers in all fields of investigation, whether in biology, astronomy, physics, philosophy, psychology, or any other, to realize that in their researches they have passed over a field[…]

Speculations III

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Published: 09/03/2012

In this third volume of Speculations, a serial imprint created to explore post-continental philosophy and speculative realism, a wide range of topics are covered, from the philosophy of religion to psychoanalysis to the philosophy of science to gender studies, and in a wide variety of formats (articles, interviews, position pieces, translations, and review essays). TABLE[…]

After the “Speculative Turn”: Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism

Published: 10/26/2016

Recent forms of realism in continental philosophy that are habitually subsumed under the category of “speculative realism,” a denomination referring to rather heterogeneous strands of philosophy, bringing together object-oriented ontology (OOO), non-standard philosophy (or non-philosophy), the speculative realist ideas of Quentin Meillassoux and Marxism, have provided grounds for the much needed critique of culturalism in gender theory, and[…]