The Speculative Turn

Graham, Levi and I are quite proud to have a final table of contents available for The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. With 25 essays and some absolutely fascinating articles from some of the biggest names in continental philosophy, we’re hopeful that it will be a big success. And to be quite honest, I’m still a bit overwhelmed to be a part of it. Much thanks to my co-bloggers Ben Woodard and Taylor Adkins, as well as Stephen Muecke. Taylor translated two of the included essays, and Ben has provided the Badiou interview posted earlier on this blog, as well as a rather mammoth, unpublished interview with Slavoj Zizek. Stephen translated the Latour essay, which will be a major prelude to his magnum opus.

Table of Contents


1. Levi Bryant, Nick Srnicek, and Graham Harman, ‘Towards a Speculative Philosophy’

2. Alain Badiou, ‘Interview with Ben Woodard’

Speculative Realism Revisited

3. Graham Harman, ‘On the Undermining of Objects: Grant, Bruno and Radical Philosophy’

4. Iain Hamilton Grant, ‘Mining Conditions: A Response to Harman’

5. Ray Brassier, ‘Concepts and Objects’

6. Iain Hamilton Grant, ‘Does Nature Stay What-it-is? Dynamics and the Antecendence Criterion’

7. Alberto Toscano, ‘Against Speculation, or, A Critique of the Critique of Critique’

After Finitude

8. Adrian Johnston, ‘Hume’s Revenge: À Dieu, Meillassoux?’

9. Martin Hägglund, ‘Radical Atheist Materialism: A Critique of Meillassoux’

10. Peter Hallward, ‘Anything is Possible: A Reading of Quentin Meillassoux’s After Finitude

11. Nathan Brown, ‘The Speculative and the Specific: On Hallward and Meillassoux’


12. Nick Srnicek, ‘Capitalism and the Non-Philosophical Subject’

13. Reza Negarestani, ‘Drafting the Inhuman: Conjectures on Capitalism and Organic Necrocracy’

14. Slavoj Žižek, ‘Is it Still Possible to be a Hegelian Today?’


15. Quentin Meillassoux, ‘Potentiality and Virtuality’

16. François Laruelle, ‘The Generic as Predicate and Constant: Non-Philosophy and Materialism’

17. Levi Bryant, ‘The Ontic Principle: Outline of an Object-Oriented Ontology’

18. Steven Shaviro, ‘The Actual Volcano: Whitehead, Harman and the Problem of Relations’

19. Graham Harman, ‘Response to Shaviro’

20. Bruno Latour, ‘Reflections on Etienne Souriau’s Les différents modes d’existence

21. Gabriel Catren, ‘Outland Empire’


22. Isabelle Stengers, ‘Wondering about Materialism’

23. Manuel DeLanda, ‘Emergence, Causality, and Realism’

24. John Protevi, ‘Ontology, Biology, and History of Affect’


25. Slavoj Žižek, ‘Interview with Ben Woodard’


5 thoughts on “The Speculative Turn

  1. I would just like to mention that an article of Meillassoux along with an article by Žižek on the topic of Speculative Realism was published in the last issue of the Slovene journal Problemi (one of the editors of which is Slavoj himself).

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