Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 5, No 2 (2009)

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Back to the Great Outdoors: Speculative Realism as Philosophy of Science

Arun JJ Saldanha


This is an essay on Quentin Meillassoux’ recent book After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency, placing it within recent discussions of the relationship between science, philosophy and the humanities. The book presents a strong critique of the linguistic turn in continental and analytic philosophy and argues for a retrieval of a realist notion of the power of reason. There are nonetheless a few remaining ontological problems identified towards the end of this review essay.

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