Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2017

200 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474423045

Bookseller Code (06)

Speculative Empiricism

Revisiting Whitehead

Didier Debaise, Tomas Joseph Weber, and Isabelle Stengers
Preface by Isabelle Stengers

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Speculative Realism

  • Proposes a new reading of the relationship between the empirical and rational aspects of Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy
  • Explains what a 'subject' is in a metaphysical system which sees no ontological difference between humans and non-humans
  • A key example of the revival of interest in Whitehead in French philosophy, as exemplified in the work of Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers
  • Reconciles empiricism with speculative thought in a way that will be of interest to those working in the philosophy of science
  • Includes the original preface by Isabelle Stengers