collapse volume iispeculative realism collapse volume ii 330 pages, paperback, 107x175mm, 2012eur 24.00incl. eur 1.57 vat against the tide of institutional balkanisation and specialisation, this volume testifies to a defiant reanimation of the most radical philosophical problematics - the status of the scientific object, metaphysics and its "end", the prospects for a revival of speculative realism, the possibility of phenomenology, transcendence and the divine, the nature of causation, the necessity of contingency - both through a fresh reappropriation of the philosophical tradition and through an openness to its outside. the breadth of philosophical thought in this volume is matched by the surprising and revealing thematic connections that emerge between the philosophers and scientists who have contributed.
contents robin mackay - editorial introduction ray brassier - the enigma of realism quentin meillassoux - potentiality and virtuality roberto trotta - dark matter: facing the arche-fossil (interview) graham harman - on vicarious causation paul churchland - demons get out! (interview) clémentine duzer & laura gozlan - nevertheless empire reza negarestani - islamic exotericism: apocalypse in the wake of refractory impossibility kristen alvanson - elysian space in the middle eastisbn: 978-0-9567750-4-7published by robin mackay, damian vealpress: sequence presslinkssequence pressshare