Genealogies of Speculation Materialism and Subjectivity since Structuralism

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  • Copyright: 2016-01-14
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Genealogies of Speculation looks to break the impasse between the innovations of speculative thought and the dominant strands of 20th century anti-foundationalist philosophy. Challenging emerging paradigms of philosophical history, this text re-evaluates different theoretical and political traditions such as feminism, literary theory, Marxism, art history, film studies after the speculative turn in Philosophy. With contributions from leading writers in contemporary thought this is a crucial resource for studying cultural and art theory and continental philosophy.

Author Biography

Dr. Suhail Malik is Reader in Critical Studies in the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, London, UK.

Dr. Armen Avanessian teaches at the Peter Szondi Institute for Comparative Literature at the Free University Berlin, Germany.

Table of Contents

Contributor Biographies
Armen Avanessian and Suhail Malik Introduction: Speculative Genealogies

1. Steven Shaviro Foreign Territory: The Promises and Perils of Speculative Realism
2. Adrian Johnston Reflections of a Rotten Nature: Hegel, Lacan and Material Negativity
3. Levi R. Bryant For a Realist Systems Theory: Luhmann, the Correlationist Controversy and Materiality
4. Sjoerd van Tuinen -Deleuze: Speculative and Practical Philosophy

5. Quentin Meillassoux Iteration, Reiteration, Repetition: A Speculative Materialist Analysis of the Sign Devoid of Meaning

6. Armen Avanessian Language Ontology
7. Arne De Boever The Realist Novel and 'the Great Outdoors': Towards a Literary-Speculative Realism
8. Suhail Malik Materialist Reason and its Languages. Part One: Absolute Reason, Absolute Deconstruction

9. Nathan Coombs Underlabouring for Science: Althusser, Brassier, Bhaskar
10. Dorothea Olkowski Formalism, Materialism and Consciousness
11. Myra J. Hird and Kathryn Yusoff Subtending Relations: Bacteria, Geology and the Possible


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