Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects

2016.03.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Gratton, Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects, Bloomsbury, 2014, 266pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441174758.
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2016.03.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Gratton, Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects, Bloomsbury, 2014, 266pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441174758. Reviewed by Rick Dolphijn, Utrecht University The Myth Unheard of in philosophy, it began not with a whimper but a bang. In April 2007 Ray Brassier, Iain Hamilton Grant, Graham Harman and Quentin Meillassoux gave talks at a conference "Speculative Realism" at Goldsmiths, University of London. Although coming from very different traditions in philosophy, their compass points were all aimed at one central problem in European thinking: since Immanuel Kant, it had stopped being occupied with reality. In his Critique of Pure Reason, a difference between the noumenal (the world as it is "in-itself") and the phenomenal (the world as it appears to us) was introduced, and the claim of speculative realism is that since then this particular distinction, through various means, has continued to. . .

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