Speculations III, published in September 2012, ISBN: 978-0988234017
Into what, precisely, do we plummet when we fall into love? What, exactly, is produced when we make it? When we are hungry for love, what stomach is nourished by that strange food? Colloquialisms are littered with a language that objectifies love, that turns it into a thing—not just something we can feel, but something we can touch, something that hits us, changes us, throws us, consumes us, drives us. Popular parlance makes the love relation into something almost tangible, concrete, autonomous: love is some thing we fall into, love is a master key, love is a war, love is a bite of heaven, love is a virus. Such language begins to suggest that the “love object” is not, exactly, the person for whom you pine. Instead, it begins to look as though the “love object” is the relation, itself. Love takes on thing-like contours, becomes its own sort of creature. It does its own little cosmic dance.
--Beatrice Marovich, "Thing Called Love: That Old Substantive Relation"
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--TABLE OF CONTENTS--
Thing Called Love: That Old Substantive Relation
Namelessness and the Speculative Turn: A Response to Whistler
Daniel Colucciello Barber
Diagonals: Truth-Procedures in Derrida and Badiou
Über stellvertretende Verursachung [On Vicarious Causation]
Graham Harman (trans. Sergey Sistiaga)
Speculative Realism: After Finitude, and Beyond?
POSITION PAPERS AND INTERVIEW
Outward Bound: On Quentin Meillassoux’s After Finitude
The Noumenon's New Clothes (Part 1)
Circus Philosophicus by Graham Harman
Joseph Nechvatal’s nOise anusmOs Installation