The Inhumanities

A Speculative Heresy/ The Inhumanities cross-blog event!

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We are pleased to announce the next event for The Inhumanities, which will be a cross-blog event with the fine folks of Speculative Heresy.

We plan on hosting a discussion centered around the following question:

While speculative realism has critiqued anthropocentrism in ontology, and critical animal studies has critiqued anthropocentrism in ethics, there has yet to be many productive connections made between the two. With each offering the other important insights, the question to be asked is, what is the relation between ethics and ontology? Does a realist ontology require the suspension of any ethical imperatives? Can ethics and norms be grounded in something real? Are nonhuman actors capable of ethical relations?

Besides the participants of the two blogs and anyone we are able to recruit to respond, we are also opening up the field for answers to anyone. All answers must be 1500-2000 words, and submissions for answers must be recieved by Friday, November 13th. Inquiries can be sent to or speculativeheresy[at], or to the email addresses of Scu, Greg, Craig, Ben, and Nick. I hope you are all looking forward to this event as much as we are!


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September 21, 2009 at 12:35 am

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  1. Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Shouted on knees with arms raised to the heavens*

    Anthony Paul Smith

    September 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm

  2. While funny, I clearly am missing something.


    September 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

  3. While it looks like a terrific event, I would also point out that the speculative materialist side of the SR movement also debated as to whether trees are real earlier this year. I hope these sorts of questions are addressed at this event. So far the Brassier-Laruelle speculative materialist side of this debate is not looking very promising to me for ecologists, animals theorists, etc. The question of normativity is bad enough, but if you have a group telling you that animals don’t even exist…


    September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm

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  5. […] PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR Sometimes those Sticking their Heads in the Sand are Looking for Something Deep « Alan Wolfe: I remember you because your wife was hot Oh, the Inhumanities… September 22, 2009 Via the Inhumanities blog, what looks to be a good event, not least because it maps well onto some things I’ve noted here, namely a divergence of interests in critiquing anthropocentrism in animal ethics and speculative realism—and, though not mentioned here, environmentalism: While speculative realism has critiqued anthropocentrism in ontology, and critical animal studies ha… […]

  6. […] This Friday is the deadline for the Speculative Heresy/Inhumanities cross-blog event. […]

  7. […] The Speculative Heresy/Inhumanities Event has extended our deadline for accepting submissions for the event until November 22nd. Thanks to everyone who has gotten us something, for the rest of you, get cracking! […]

  8. […] to participate in The Inhumanities/Speculative Heresy cross-blog event. As announced over at The Inhumanities: While speculative realism has critiqued anthropocentrism in ontology, and critical animal studies […]

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