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Post-Continental Voices: Selected Interviews Paperback – December 16, 2010
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Though we still find ourselves returning to the continent to touch the land, to taste the salt, to drink its wine, we also recognize the inevitability and and indeed the necessity of moving beyond the artificial dialectic of us and them (thus and em). To some extent, speculative realism is offering this, though it is yet to emerge as a "formed" movement.
The first interview is with Graham Harman who is emerging as the founder of speculative realism, or at least as the more cogent, clear Meillassoux. Harman is a professor of philosophy at American University Cairo and has perhaps written more about Heidegger than most. What is interesting about these interviews is they are not simply theory based, not dense, unworkable talks in which a substantial understanding of their work is necessary; instead Harman discusses his own intellectual development, his struggles in graduate school, his Everestic assault on reading the entire Gessamtausgabe, and the new directions he sees philosophy taking. Of special note, he emphasizes the importance of looking at North America's unique contributions to "continental" thought, and draws attention to the work of Alphonso Lingis, who, Harman says, "took phenomenology in any sort of realist direction."
The rest of the interviews are with the "lesser known" thinkers in the movement--Jeffrey Malpas, whom Ennis claims has "instigated an entire new direction in Heidegger scholarship, Ian Bogost, Levi Bryant, Stuart Elden, Adrian Ivakhiv and Lee Braver.Read more ›
Seven short interviews feature thinkers currently engaged in philosophical research, whether within philosophy departments or not. The themes become salient very quickly, in particular "Speculative Realism" and "Object-Oriented Philosophy." Though these terms never really get defined, the book does give a high-level context, thus providing a sort of an introduction to this emerging field. Heidegger also figures in nearly all the interviews, as the interviewer reveals, along with other personal preferences, in the introduction.Read more ›