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'World' in middle Schelling: Why nature transcendentalizes (2014)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2014). 'World' in middle Schelling: Why nature transcendentalizes. Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 26, 82-108

The importance of 'world' in Schelling's middle philosophy demonstrates that the famous Philosophical Inquiries into the Essence of Human Freedom (1809) retains its ontological value. Because world is not, as in Kant, a mathematical but rather a dyna... Read More about 'World' in middle Schelling: Why nature transcendentalizes.

The universe in the universe. German idealism and the natural history of mind (2013)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2013). The universe in the universe. German idealism and the natural history of mind. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 72, 297-316. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1358246113000167

Recent considerations of mind and world react against philosophical naturalisation strategies by maintaining that the thought of the world is normatively driven to reject reductive or bald naturalism. This paper argues that we may reject bald or‘thou... Read More about The universe in the universe. German idealism and the natural history of mind.

Ein blick auf den post-kopernikanischen dogmatismus: Die antinomien des transzendentalen naturalismus (2013)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2013). Ein blick auf den post-kopernikanischen dogmatismus: Die antinomien des transzendentalen naturalismus. In R. Brassier, G. Harman, & A. Toscano (Eds.), Realismus Jetzt (76-121). Merve Verlag

What is the dogmatism against which transcendental philosophy launched its Copernican revolution? Since Kant’s invention of the thing-in-itself, philosophers are apt to think dogmatism in terms of an access problem, and therefore to conclude that any... Read More about Ein blick auf den post-kopernikanischen dogmatismus: Die antinomien des transzendentalen naturalismus.

What is an action? Ground and consequent in Schelling's philosophy of nature (2013)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2013). What is an action? Ground and consequent in Schelling's philosophy of nature. In E. C. Corriero, & A. Dezi (Eds.), Nature and Realism in Schelling's Philosophy (3-26). Torino: Accademia University Press

Schelling's dynamics entail that an action is one just when something ensues that was not. Pursuing this account demonstrates the continuity of the philosophy of freedom with that of nature, such that the later is not a different species than the ear... Read More about What is an action? Ground and consequent in Schelling's philosophy of nature.

How nature came to be thought: Schelling’s paradox and the problem of location (2013)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2013). How nature came to be thought: Schelling’s paradox and the problem of location. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 44(1), 24-43

In his Predication and Genesis, Wolfram Hogrebe reconstructs Schelling’s Ages of the World along the lines of a theory of predication, while asking, with Schelling, how it is that predication or judgment comes about. In one sense, therefore, the work... Read More about How nature came to be thought: Schelling’s paradox and the problem of location.

Idealism: the history of a philosophy (2011)
Book
Dunham, J., Grant, I. H., & Watson, S. (2011). Idealism: the history of a philosophy. London: Acumen

There has been no comparable attempt at a comprehensive history of metaphysical idealism for over 70 years, and this book, ranging from Parmenides to Deleuze, exceeds all previous work in size and scope. It also puts forward arguments that are import... Read More about Idealism: the history of a philosophy.

Idealism: The history of a philosophy (2011)
Book
Dunham, J., Grant, I. H., & Watson, S. (2011). Idealism: The history of a philosophy. Stocksfield: Acumen

The first analysis of philosophical idealism since the 1940s to be written in English, this book covers the development of idealism from its ancient sources to its reappearance in contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. Against the widespread convict... Read More about Idealism: The history of a philosophy.

Movements of the world: The sources of transcendental philosophy (2011)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2011). Movements of the world: The sources of transcendental philosophy

A great difference is made to contemporary accounts of transcendental philosophy if the question is raised as to how far down its inquiries into the sources of cognitions extend. It is true that the transcendental deduction is designed to reset the o... Read More about Movements of the world: The sources of transcendental philosophy.

Does Nature stay what it is? (2010)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2010). Does Nature stay what it is?. In L. Bryant, G. Harman, & N. Srnicek (Eds.), The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. Melbourne: Re:Press

The problem addressed in this paper is twofold. Firstly, what are the implications of a powers metaphysics for materialism? Secondly, assuming power to be an antithetical concept to substance, what becomes of the idea of nature under such a metaphysi... Read More about Does Nature stay what it is?.

Mining Conditions: A response to Harman (2010)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2010). Mining Conditions: A response to Harman. In L. Bryant, G. Harman, & N. Srnicek (Eds.), The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. Melbourne: Re:Press

The essay is an invited response to the extended critical consideration afforded my work in Harman’s ‘On the Undermining of Objects: Grant, Bruno, and Radical Philosophy’, included in the same collection. It’s significance concerns the growing intern... Read More about Mining Conditions: A response to Harman.

F.W.J. Schelling, 'On the World Soul', Translation and Introduction (2010)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2010). F.W.J. Schelling, 'On the World Soul', Translation and Introduction. In R. Mackay (Ed.), Collapse Vol. VI: Geo/Philosophy (58-95). Urbanomic

This is the first partial translation of F.W.J. Schelling’s On the World Soul (1798) into English, and is accompanied by my Introduction to that work. The translation draws on the recent edition of the work produced in the Historisch-kritische Ausgab... Read More about F.W.J. Schelling, 'On the World Soul', Translation and Introduction.

New Media - A Critical Introduction (2009)
Book
Lister, M., Dovey, J., Giddings, S., Grant, I. H., & Kelly, K. (2009). New Media - A Critical Introduction. Abingdon: Routledge

This is a Second Edition of a book first co authored for 2003. The book offers students conceptual frameworks for thinking through a range of key issues which have arisen over two decades of speculation on the cultural implications of new media .

Prospects for a post-Copernican dogmatism: On the antinomies of transcendental naturalism (2009)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2009). Prospects for a post-Copernican dogmatism: On the antinomies of transcendental naturalism

The essay argues that the transcendental objection to dogmatism is the latter's prioritisation of being over acting. The transcendental alternative is, as in Kant and Fichte, to prioritise acting over being. Yet the naturalistic alternative to this,... Read More about Prospects for a post-Copernican dogmatism: On the antinomies of transcendental naturalism.

"All Things Think". Panpsychism and the Metaphysics of Nature (2009)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2009). "All Things Think". Panpsychism and the Metaphysics of Nature. In D. Skrbina (Ed.), Mind That Abides. Panpsychism in the New Millenium (283-299). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company

This essay explores the problem od the implausibility of the emergence of consciousness from a non-conscious nature from the perspective of a powers ontology, arguing that since the matter constituting all the elements of the universe is homogeneous,... Read More about "All Things Think". Panpsychism and the Metaphysics of Nature.

Philosophies of Nature After Schelling (2008)
Book
Grant, I. H. (2008). Philosophies of Nature After Schelling. London and New York: Continuum

“The whole of modern European philosophy”, wrote F.W.J. Schelling in 1809, “has this common deficiency – that nature does not exist for it.” Despite repeated echoes of Schelling’s assessment throughout the natural sciences, and despite the philosophy... Read More about Philosophies of Nature After Schelling.