Posts Tagged ‘transcendental materialism’

Nick from The Accursed Share, Taylor from Fractal Ontology and myself have begun a collective blog which hopes to be a nexus for Speculative Realism, Non-Philosophy and Transcendental Materialism. It is called Speculative Heresy.  Other authors have already signed on and translations and resources are also available.


Following Nick of The Accursed Share’s brilliant remarks on Brassier’s reading of Deleuze, I wish to return to the following passage from Nihil Unbound: “In Zizek’s Hegelianism, the subject achieves its autonomy by retroactively positing/reintegrating its own contingent material determinants: freedom is the subjective necessity of objective contingency. But by dissolving the idea of a […]


Several points in the post are indebted to discussions here and here. Derrida’s notion of language play and the purported death of the transcendental signifier seems to have anchored narratology, as it is understood in cultural studies and many veins of literary studies, in the swamp of post-structuralism. Furthermore, the phenomenological and post-Kantian articulation of […]



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