Speculative Realism: An Epitome

Speculative Realism: An Epitome

by Leon Niemoczynski


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ISBN-13: 9780995671751
Publisher: Kismet Press LLP
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Series: Epitomes , #2
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Dr. Leon Niemoczynski is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. His research focuses mainly on the philosophy of nature, especially within the Continental philosophical tradition. He also maintains interests in a diverse range of topics including philosophical ecology, logic and metaphysics, German idealism, aesthetics, animal ethics, and the philosophy of religion. Philosophers most relevant to his current research include Plato, Hegel, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Deleuze, and Merleau-Ponty. Niemoczynski is the author of Speculative Naturalism (forthcoming 2018); as co-editor, Animal Experience: Consciousness and Emotions in the Natural World (Open Humanities Press, 2014) and A Philosophy of Sacred Nature: Prospects for Ecstatic Naturalism (Lexington Books, 2014); and Charles Sanders Peirce and a Religious Metaphysics of Nature (Lexington Books, 2011). He currently resides in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern, Pennsylvania with his wife, Nalina.

Table of Contents



0.1 An Epitome

0.2 From Mourning to Celebrating the Death of Speculative Realism

0.3 Varying Streams and Currents “after the Speculative Turn”

0.4 The New Metaphysics: A Scene Report

0.5 A General, Non-Technical Introduction

Resources for Further Reading


Chapter I: Dead on Arrival

1.1 What Is Speculative Realism?

1.2 A Review of the Literature and a Short History of Speculative Realism

1.3 Why Discuss Speculative Realism?

1.4 Reading the Rites of Burial

Resources for Further Reading


Chapter II: Heirs of Kantian Finitude

2.1 The Subject at Center

2.2 Metaphysics before Kant

2.3 Metaphysics after Kant

2.4 From Finitude to Perspectivalism and Anti-Realism

Resources for Further Reading


Chapter III: After Finitude

3.1 Correlationism and the Goal of After Finitude

3.2 Strong and Weak Correlationism

3.3 Breaking with the Circle of Correlation: Facticity and Arche-Fossil

3.4 Mathematics Attaining the Unthought

Resources for Further Reading


Chapter IV: After Nature

4.1 Speculative Nihilism/Transcendental Realism in Nihil Unbound

4.2 Speculative Idealism/Transcendental Materialism in Philosophies of Nature after Schelling

4.3 Conclusion

Resources for Further Reading


Interview with Ray Brassier

Interview with Iain Hamilton Grant


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