Thursday, June 19, 2014

Speculative Realism vs. New Materialism, a question

Following up on a discussion I was having about the new books forthcoming on speculative realism, I have a question for everyone. Yeah, yeah, you don't come to my blog for homework, I get it. But this is quick. Make a list of thinkers (no longer than 10) that you associate with speculative realism. Now, make a list of thinkers (no longer than 10) that you associate with new materialism. These lists cannot overlap (you can't put the same thinker in both list, you have the choice, no matter how arbitrary that choice that is). Feel free to post answers in comments (it is open, and anonymous comments are welcome), feel free to email me, or post it to my facebook.

EDIT: You can just make the lists, don't worry about providing justifications. You can, if you want. But I am much more interested in your first impression lists.

3 comments:

Silver R said...

Speculative realism: Meillassoux, Graham Harman, Levi Bryant, Ian Hamilton Grant, Timothy Morton.

New Materialism: Elisabeth Grosz, Rosi Braidotti, Karen Barad, Jane Bennett...

Wait. I see a pattern here. Hmm...

Scu said...

Silver R.

Thanks for contributing. Yeah, I noticed the same pattern. I just wanted to make sure that pattern is holding true for others, too.

Anonymous said...

have you seen:
http://www.livingbooksaboutlife.org/books/Animal_Experience
?
-dmf