Towards a Speculative Rationality


What I want to discuss today is a fairly nascent strand of thought (which I develop in more detail elsewhere) that attempts to understand the generative possibilities of the quasi-transcendental structure of norms. In this sense, what I’m doing is related to aesthetics in the very broad sense of outlining a kind of ‘rationalist creativity’ that abjures the need to posit spurious metaphysical categories, and so helps us to understand the problematic relation between ‘speculative realism’ (whatever that means now) and metaphysics…