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On The World Soul and Other Naturephilosophical Writings (2016)
Book
Grant, I. H. (2016). On The World Soul and Other Naturephilosophical Writings. State University Press of New York. Manuscript submitted for publication

Contains new and complete translations of four of Schelling's major works on the Philosophy of nature, spanning 1798-1844. The volume contains a major introduction alongside thematic and orienting introductions to each of the four texts.

Die Natur der Natur (2016)
Book
Grant, I. H. (2016). E. Lindner (Ed.), Die Natur der Natur. Merve

A collection of essays translated into German by Eckardt Lindner (Universitaet Wien) with two unpublished essays.

Suprematist ontology and the ultra deep field problem: Operations of the concept (2015)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2015). Suprematist ontology and the ultra deep field problem: Operations of the concept. In C. Cox, J. Jaskey, & S. Malik (Eds.), Realism Materialism Art, 231-242. Sternberg Press

Kasimir Malevich's philosophical writings draw not on Schopenhauer, as is usually argued, but on Schelling. Thus his theory of the additional element constitutes an ontological rather than an epistemological intervention which this essay develops.

Inflationary hypotheses: The construction of matter and the deep field problem (2015)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2015). Inflationary hypotheses: The construction of matter and the deep field problem. In S. Pfeffer (Ed.), Speculations on Anonymous MaterialsMerve

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field consists of an image, published in 2006 but shot between September 2003 and January 2004, of a tiny part of the Galaxy: the constellation of Fornax, which lies just below Orion in the night sky. The image was constructed b... Read More about Inflationary hypotheses: The construction of matter and the deep field problem.

Everything is primal germ or nothing is: The deep field logic of nature (2015)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2015). Everything is primal germ or nothing is: The deep field logic of nature. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 19(1), 106-124. https://doi.org/10.5840/symposium20151919

In Schelling’s ‘On the Relation between the Real and the Ideal in Nature’ (1806), not only does the titular copula bond real and ideal, but is itself bonded in and by nature. If the copula doesn’t merely bond nature and judgment, but bonds the latter... Read More about Everything is primal germ or nothing is: The deep field logic of nature.

Everything (2015)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2015). Everything. Monist, 98(2), 156-167. https://doi.org/10.1093/monist/onv003

To picture reality either as not involving its being pictured or as reducible to its being pictured yields inconsistent pictures, since in neither case can anything be pictured. The picture of reality as picture-involving yields the only consistent p... Read More about Everything.

The hypothesis of nature's logic in Schelling's Naturphilosophie (2014)
Book Chapter
Grant, I. H. (2014). The hypothesis of nature's logic in Schelling's Naturphilosophie. In M. Altman (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism, 478-498. Palgrave Macmillan

Schelling’s Naturphilosophie is either considered one of several phases through which his philosophy passed or, as Schelling repeatedly states, it is “one side of philosophy” until at least 1830 and, since he wrote his last work on the subject in 184... Read More about The hypothesis of nature's logic in Schelling's Naturphilosophie.

'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.

Il tre dogma di Trascendentalismo (2014)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2014). Il tre dogma di Trascendentalismo. Rivista di Estetica, 57(3), 241-250

In the early twenty-first century, philosophy stemming from the continental tradition has become overtly realist. This does not mean it abandons the sophisticated structures of reflection for a givenness on the refutation of which its earliest momen... Read More about Il tre dogma di Trascendentalismo.

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.

The law of insuperable environment: What is exhibited in the exhibition of the process of nature? (2013)
Journal Article
Grant, I. H. (2013). The law of insuperable environment: What is exhibited in the exhibition of the process of nature?

Once something is said of something else, this “what it is that exists” or X of which what is said is said, is augmented, however minimally, by its expression. Due to the resulting progressive series, asking after what it is of which what is said is... Read More about The law of insuperable environment: What is exhibited in the exhibition of the process of nature?.

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. 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.

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 RealismRe: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 RealismRe: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.


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