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K-punk: Dialogue with Graham Harman. Dialogue with Graham Harman After reading Capitalist Realism, Graham Harman had a few questions for me.

k-punk: Dialogue with Graham Harman

I present our email dialogue below. Graham: We agree that imaginative failure is the problem. But my question is as follows: is the Left sufficiently imaginative right now? One of the reasons I shy away from political discussions in our philosophical circles is that they seem to be so awfully narrow. I don't disagree with anything here. Graham: On a related note, you identify capitalist realism with a jaded, critical distance.

Yes. The CYCLONOPEDIA Symposium. The Mortiloquist - Urbanomic. A sequel to Cyclonopedia and the second installment in the Blackening trilogy, The Mortiloquist is a barbaric interpretation of the life and problems of Western philosophy.

The Mortiloquist - Urbanomic

Eliminative Culinarism. March 2, 2014 The Glass Bead Game.

Eliminative Culinarism

Graham Harman on the history of OOO and SR, Graham Harman talk on the history of OOO and SR Tim303 on USTREAM. Educational. Speculative realism. The Speculative Realism Aggregator is temporarily offline as I move it to this new website.

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It will return soon! This page aggregates posts from blogs that cover Speculative Realism in one way or another. This is just an aggregator; aside from the posts that come from this site, all of the others were created by and remain the property of their respective authors. An RSS feed for this aggregator is also available.. You can also follow new posts on Twitter via @specreal, or on Facebook by ‘liking’ the Speculative Realism Page. Recent Posts. We Have Never Been Blogging. Velvet Howler › Blog Archive › Object-Oriented Philosophy as Ponzi Scheme: On Financial and Metaphysical Bubbles. I was inspired by Kvond’s excellent post at his blog Frames /sing —please do read it—responding to my informal comments over at this Perverse Egalitarianism thread , where I wrote a brief critique of the work of Graham Harman and the object-oriented philosophy (henceforth, OOP) movement that has recently coalesced around him, to formalize them a little bit into a post here at the Howler.

On the topic of Steven Shaviro and Graham Harman’s recent conversation/debate about object-oriented aesthetics, Mikhail Emelianov over at Perverse Egalitarianism perspicaciously notes: If I understand Shaviro’s point about OOP being an essentially aesthetic position (and Harman himself, I think, said that much), then it doesn’t seem as though anyone is really pretending to sell anything to anyone. . Although I typically find myself in agreement with Mikhail, especially when it comes to all things OOP-related, I sort of feel the opposite way about the OOP cadre and their work. Object-Oriented Philosophy. Graham Harman As twentieth century philosophy enters its final months, there have been fewer retrospective surveys of its past one hundred years than might have been expected.

Object-Oriented Philosophy

Whether this is due to widespread disorientation, or simply to the understandable wish to avoid melodrama, is anyone's guess. But at least one historical model of philosophy is being aired on a regular basis. This is the view that the great philosophical achievement of our century lies in its "linguistic turn. " About Me. Looking for a bio (long, short)?

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Looking for photos of me? Want my curriculum vitae? ANTHEM. Speculative Realism as “philosophy fiction” *As readers have likely gathered, here at the blog we’re mighty keen on “design fiction” and “architecture fiction,” while science fiction is, of course, pretty much an existential given.

Speculative Realism as “philosophy fiction”

*But what might unify these disparate strands of cultural interest? Well, they’d be united as disciplines within “speculative culture” generally. They’d still remain different in the way that architecture, design, science, and literature are different, but they’d be based on some larger zeitgeist. Feb/mar 2005. The German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk achieved much acclaim (and a wide readership) in the United States during the heyday of critical theory with the translation of his Critique of Cynical Reason (University of Minnesota Press, 1988), in which he introduced a multifaceted style of writing, freely engaging with philosophy, history, anthropology, fiction, poetry, literary theory, and colloquial language.

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This unique discursive repertoire was widely perceived as constituting an altogether new take on the role of philosophy, one that continues to mark his work. If Sloterdijk's subsequently translated Thinker on Stage: Nietzsche's Materialism (University of Minnesota Press, 1989) also captured his performative philosophy (itself a continuation of the Nietzschean project that provides the book with its subject), the title was perhaps not the follow-up to Critique of Cynical Reason that American readers had expected. BF: Another post-Benjaminian book is Negri and Hardt's Empire. Speculative Realism Does Not Exist. Critical Animal has posed a series of questions to the so-called “Speculative Realists”.

Speculative Realism Does Not Exist

I’ll take a stab at trying to respond to some of them. (1) For an intellectual movement that has such a strong internet presence, why do you all have such an unhelpful wikipedia entry? No doubt this has to do with those who are writing the wiki entries. It would be rather self-indulgent to write one’s own wiki entry. Promiscuous Ontologies mp3. Quentin Meillassoux - After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency - Reviewed by Gabriel Riera, University of Illinois, Chicago - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame. Scientific knowledge often produces statements that refer to realities prior to the appearance of human life, such as the age of the earth and the universe, or the exact dating of a fossil whose species vanished well before human knowledge came into existence.

Quentin Meillassoux - After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency - Reviewed by Gabriel Riera, University of Illinois, Chicago - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame

Such statements of astrophysics, geology, and paleontology imply a temporal discrepancy between thinking and being, between the world and the very emergence of thinking. At stake in what Quentin Meillassoux refers to as "ancestrality," the "arche-fossil," and "dia-chronicity" is the nature of empirical science in general, and most importantly, the question of the contentious relationship between philosophy and contemporary scientific discourse. Speculative Heresy. Collapse Vol. IV: Concept Horror - Urbanomic.

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