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Title:Speculative Realism: Resources on an Emerging Discipline
Author(s):Phetteplace, Eric
Speculative Realism
Object-Oriented Ontology
Internet Reference
Abstract:Speculative Realism is a contemporary philosophical movement taking its name from a 2007 conference held at Goldsmiths College in London, England. Speculative Realism is difficult to define: like the hodgepodge of divergent theories falling under the label Postmodernism, it is less an internally consistent set of ideas than a diverse group of theories unified against a common adversary. Speculative Realists and their allies are combating what they call “correlationism,” or the belief that all existence is reducible to the human experience of existence. Thus they claim, against theorists as varied as Immanuel Kant, Jacques Derrida, and Karl Marx, that there is a world outside of the mind, language, and economic forces. The exact nature of this world, however, is the source of much dispute. This paper lists internet resources related to the school of thought as well as philosophy in general.
Issue Date:2010-06
Publisher:College & Research Libraries News
Citation Info:Phetteplace, E. (2010). Speculative Realism: resources on an emerging discipline. College & Research Libraries News 71(6), 305-313. Available online at
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Author holds copyright. Under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license.
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-11-19

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