Editor: Robin Mackay
Associate Editor: Damian Veal
Paperback 115x175mm, 330pp. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies
Now available in a new reissued edition
About this Volume
Comprising subjects from probability theory to theology, from quantum theory to neuroscience, from astrophysics to necrology, and involving them in unforeseen and productive syntheses, Collapse II features a selection of speculative essays by some of the foremost young philosophers at work today, together with new work from artists and cinéastes, and searching interviews with leading scientists.
Against the tide of institutional balkanisation and specialisation, this volume testifies to a defiant reanimation of the most radical philosophical problematics - the status of the scientific object, metaphysics and its "end", the prospects for a revival of speculative realism, the possibility of phenomenology, transcendence and the divine, the nature of causation, the necessity of contingency - both through a fresh reappropriation of the philosophical tradition and through an openness to its outside. The breadth of philosophical thought in this volume is matched by the surprising and revealing thematic connections that emerge between the philosophers and scientists who have contributed.
The original numbered edition of this volume is now sold out; the volume is now available in a new reissued edition.
Editorial Introduction [PDF]
The Enigma of Realism
Potentiality and Virtuality
Dark Matter: Facing the Arche-Fossil (Interview)
On Vicarious Causation
Demons Get Out! (Interview)
CLÉMENTINE DUZER & LAURA GOZLAN
Islamic Exotericism: Apocalypse in the Wake of Refractory Impossibility
Elysian Space in the Middle East