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Speculation

Politics, Ideology, Event

Glyn Daly (author)

ISBN: 9780810139350

Publication Date: Mar 2019

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Develops Hegel's radical perspective of speculative thought as a way of reclaiming and revitalizing the sense of the future and its possibilities. Glyn Daly articulates the distinctness of speculative philosophy and draws its implications for new debates in areas of science, politics, capitalism, ideology, ethics, and the event.
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Speculation: Politics, Ideology, Event develops Hegel's radical perspective of speculative thought as a way of reclaiming and revitalizing the sense of the future and its possibilities. Engaging with such figures as Alain Badiou, Quentin Meillassoux, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj iek, and Fredric Jameson, Glyn Daly articulates the distinctness of speculative philosophy and draws its implications for new debates in areas of science, politics, capitalism, ideology, ethics, and the event. 

In a confrontation with today's fatalistic milieu, principal emphasis is given to Hegel's idea of infinity as the intrinsic dimension of negativity within all finitude. Against the modern era's paradigmatic tendency to externalize social problems in the form of antagonism and Otherness, Daly argues for a renewal of utopian thought based on Hegelian reconciliation and the affirmation of excess as the essence of all being. On these grounds, he advances a new kind of political imagination that in speculative terms centers on uncompromising notions of truth and reason.

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Just as Hegel distinguishes endless infinity from true infinity, Glyn Daly distinguishes pragmatic speculation under the aegis of finance capitalism from philosophical speculation oriented toward the truth of events. In this precise sense, his brilliant new book isn't highly speculative: it is a speculative high." - Andrew Cutrofello, author of All for Nothing: Hamlet's Negativity
Pages 232
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2019
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Series Diaeresis
Subject/s Philosophy   History of Western philosophy   Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)   Marxism & Communism  
  • Introduction: Speculation
  • 1. Hegel�s Speculative Universe: Correlationalism, Contingency, and Necessity
  • 2. Politics and Totality
  • 3. The Veil of Ideology
  • 4. Capital
  • 5. Class Struggle
  • 6. A Touch of Evil: Ethics and Event
  • 7. Speculative Utopia
  • Notes
  • Index
Glyn Daly is an associate professor in international relations and politics in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Northampton. He is the coauthor of Conversations with iek.

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