Philosophy Forum 09/06/2016: Quentin Meillasoux

Dear All

following on from the Spectral Dilemma I thought we could read Meillasoux’s contribution to the Speculative Realist event transcript. It can be found here. I believe he is on pages 408-435 (with his discussion leading up to the end of the document).

Meeting is in the usual place (UL102) 14:15-15:45.

For those who were at the meeting (and indeed for any who would care to see), I have written my expression that Meillasoux is an Erisian agent here.

With best wishes

Graham

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Philosophy Forum 02/06/2016 -Quentin Meillasoux: Spectral Dilemma

Dear All

This week we will turn our attention to the last of the classic ‘Speculative Realists’: Quentin Meillasoux. However rather than immediately revisiting ‘After Finitude’ (which we extensively investigated before) I thought we could being with his fascinating paper on the possibility of a virtual God entitled ‘Spectral Dilemma’.

The meeting will be in UL102, 14:15-15:45.

Best wishes

Graham

Philosophy Forum 14/04/2016: Iain Hamilton Grant (Again)

Dear All

The forum will spend another week on this difficult thinker. This time I’d like to offer multiple sources to try to help us unravel it . Graham Harman’s essay ‘On the Undermining of Objects: Grant, Bruno, and Radical Philosophy’ in the Speculative Turn has a section on entitled ‘Iain Grant’s Position’ (on pages 25-30 of that book) which is helpful. I also think it is worth revisiting the interview with Iain Grant as I think it reads better after attacking the other material. And lastly I think this paper on is the necessary bond between philosophy and physics, could prove helpful.

Next week we do have a room change to the faithful reserve of group room 3.

The time is the same (14:15-15:45.

best

Graham

Philosophy Forum 07/04/2016 -Iain Grant: How Nature Comes to be Thought: Schelling’s Paradox and the Problem of Location

Dear All

next week we will continue trying to fathom Dr Grant’s realist idealism with a paper of his entitled ‘How Nature Comes to be Thought: Schelling’s Paradox and the Problem of Location’. The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.

with best wishes

Graham