Speculations: A Journal of Speculative Realism, published by punctum books, is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the exploration of speculative realism and post-continental philosophy. Our aim is to facilitate discussion about ongoing developments within speculative realism. We accept short position papers, full-length articles, book reviews, and book review essays. For news and updates, follow our Twitter account. All queries should be be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our fourth issue (Speculations IV), released in June 2013, engages with a critical analysis of the vices and virtues of “speculative realism”: from the extent to which its adversarial stance towards previous philosophical stances is justified to whether it succeeds (or fails) to address satisfactorily the concerns that ostensibly motivate it, through to an assessment of the methods of dissemination of its core ideas. The contributions are divided in two sections, titled “Reflections” and “Proposals,” describing, with some inevitable overlap, two kinds of approach to the question of speculative realism: one geared towards its retrospective and its critical appraisal and the other concerned with the positive proposition of alternative or parallel approaches to it. We believe that the final result, in its heterogeneity, will be of better service to the philosophical community than a dubiously univocal descriptive recapitulation of “speculative realist tenets.” The issue can be accessed HERE.
Speculations: A Journal of Speculative Realism is an agent of ontological dynamism.