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Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Didier Debaise


Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method of empiricism ever be reconciled with a method of systematic cosmological speculation? Didier Debaise’s reading of Whitehead shows clearly what a philosophy that makes this possible looks like, how it works and what is at stake. He focuses in on Whitehead’s attempt to construct a metaphysical system of everything in the universe that exists whilst simultaneously claiming that it can account for every element of our experience: everythi ... More

Keywords: Whitehead, Deleuze, Speculative Philosophy, Pragmatism, Simondon, Ontology, Philosophy of Event

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474423045
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Didier Debaise, author
University of Cambridge

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