Philosophies of nature after Schelling

Grant, I. H. (2006) Philosophies of nature after Schelling. London: Continuum. ISBN 9780826479020 Available from:

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Additional Information:The book is the outcome of research and publications begun in 1999, and forms part of a series of interconnected works which develop a critique of anti-naturalism in philosophy and the human sciences, and offer a set of proposals for a naturalistic metaphysics capable of abstract entities. While it represents a constructive approach to a contemporary philosophy of nature, this enterprise challenges the prevailing philosophical temperament, which is critiqued for its 'practicism' in Iain Grant (2005) �A Repetition of the Difference Between the Fichtean and Schellingian Systems of Philosophy', Angelaki 10.1 (2005). The work of this book continues Grant's research into the nature of technology, in both the co-authored book submitted in Output 2, and his sole-authored chapter �Spirit in Crashes: Animist Machines and the Power of Number', in Grant's co-edited collection (with Arthurs, also UWE) Crash Cultures: Materiality, Mediation and Modernity, Intellect 2003. It has already prompted national and international engagement (France, US, Egypt) and led to a one day symposium entitled Speculative Materialism at Goldsmiths, University of London (24.4.07), where, with Quentin Meillassoux (Paris) and Graham Harman (Cairo), Grant was asked to develop the book's theses as positive contributions to such philosophy. Joseph P. Lawrence has called it �an important, indeed a groundbreaking work� in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews ( while Radical Philosophy (June 2007) states that it �inarguably sets a new standard for Schelling scholarship and should be recognized as a leading (if not the leading) entry in the secondary literature�. It is the first book in English on Schelling's philosophy of physical nature for 30 years, and entailed the first published examination in English of many mainly German language scientific works from the turn of the C19th. Its sequel, Grounds: an Essay on Transcendental Geology after Schelling, is currently under consideration with SUNY Press.
Uncontrolled Keywords:philosophy, nature, Schelling
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
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