Originally published 2010; digital edition: Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2020. 212 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1-950192-9-91. DOI: 10.21983/P3.0343.1.00.

Speculations I

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 hours than someone in the final year of their PhD should ever spend on a project. Looking over the final product I think it has all been worth it. This is the first journal dedicated to speculative realism and despite the obscurity of that term I think we all understand it as a handy label under which weird realists, continental metaphysicians, object oriented ontologists, transcendental realists, vitalists, and Lovecraftians can unite. This is also, perhaps, the first time a journal can boast that each contributor is also a blogger. This is the reason why Speculations could only ever be an online, open-access journal. …


ARTICLES / “Science-Laden Theory: Outlines of an Unsettled Alliance,” Fabio Gironi — “Thinking against Nature: Nature, Ideation, and Realism between Lovecraft and Schelling,” Ben Woodard — “To Exist Is to Change: A Friendly Disagreement with Graham Harman on Why Things Happen,” Michael Austin

INTERVIEWS / “Interviews with Graham Harman, Jane Bennett, Tim Morton, Ian Bogost, Levi Bryant and Paul Ennis,” Petter Gratton

POSITION PAPERS / “Nomological Disputation: Alain Badiou and Graham Harman on Objects,” Nathan Coombs — “Response to Nathan Coombs,” Graham Harman — “Networkologies: A Manifesto, Section I,” Christopher Vitale

REVIEWS /Deleuze/Guattari & Ecology, edited by Bernd Herzogenrath,” Adrian Ivakhiv — “The Ecological Thought by Tim Morton,” Petter Gratton with a response by Tom Morton — “After the Postsecular and Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion, edited by Anthony Paul Smith and Daniel Whistler,” Austin Smidt

N.B. Only the ebook has been released by punctum books. The print copy is available through various online resellers.

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