Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 15, No 1 (2019)

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Ernst Bloch and the Philosophy of Immanence

Wayne Hudson


In this essay I raise difficulties for both speculative realism and speculative materialism, both fashionable stances. I do not argue against realism or materialism as such, but I suggest that in both cases a more precise delineation of what is meant by ‘speculative' would be beneficial. I discuss speculative realism in part one and speculative materialism in part two, and then add a brief conclusion in part three.

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