The Connectivity of All Things: On Speculative Bonds


  • Sean Braune Brock University


Object-Oriented Ontology, Mathematical Ontology, Continental Philosophy


What makes things connect to other things? Do things connect to other things? This essay will present notes towards a speculative theory of connectivity that is focalized through the philosophical concepts of the bond in Giordano Bruno and the concept of suture in Alain Badiou. It will also offer a counterargument to object-oriented ontology's rejection of a theory of relations; this will be accomplished, in part, by situating withdrawal, which Graham Harman highlights as an essential component of a theory of objects, as the essence of any bond that connects humans and non-humans together.

Author Biography

Sean Braune, Brock University

Sean Braune is the writer of Dendrite Balconies (2019) and Language Parasites: Of Phorontology (2017). His theoretical work has been published in Postmodern Culture, Journal of Modern Literature, Canadian Literature, symplokć“, and elsewhere.




How to Cite

Braune, S. (2020). The Connectivity of All Things: On Speculative Bonds. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 16(2), 369–390. Retrieved from