Speculative Empiricism. Revisiting Whitehead by Didier Debaise will be published soon at Edingburgh University Press.
A radically new philosophy of experience and speculation, based on a reading of Whitehead’s Process and Reality
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: everything enjoyed and perceived, willed or thought.
Preface by Isabelle Stengers
Part I: Speculative Philosophy: Method And Function
What is Speculative Philosophy?
Creativity as Ultimate Principle
Part II: The Speculative Approach To Existence: Process and Individuation
What is a Process of Individuation?
What is the Subject?
Realisation of Self and Power
Pure Potentiality and Actuality
Temporal Dimensions of Actual Entities
Part III: Experiences And Societies: Thinking Nature
A Universe of Societies
The Mode of Existence of Societies
Nature and Societies
Conclusion: What is Speculative Empiricism?