The Chemical Paradigm (Interview)


Iain Hamilton Grant, one of the four philosophers who spearheaded ‘Speculative Realism’, is distinguished by being the sole proponent among them of a renewed philosophy of nature. He has argued convincingly for the erroneousness of the modern and contemporary dismissal of the Naturphilosophen who sought to think the absolute according to the generative power of nature, integrating knowledge of the contemporary deliverances of the sciences into their speculative systems.

Collapse spoke to Grant about this indistinction between philosophy and science, about the particular importance of chemistry as a new model for the thinking of nature, and about the pertinence of the culinary for a contemporary synthetic philosophy…