Department of Philosophy
 
Dr. Ray Brassier 
Professor of Philosophy
PhD 2001 Warwick, MA 1997 Warwick, BA 1995 North-London
Email: rb60[at]aub.edu.lb
Ext. 3149

Research Interests
Inferentialism; naturalized conceptions of rationality and the link between rationality and discursive practices. The philosophers most relevant to my current research are Plato, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Sellars, Brandom, and Badiou.

Publications  

  • 'Dialectics Between Suspicion and Trust' in Stasis, forthcoming 2016.
  • 'The Metaphysics of Sensation: Psychological Nominalism and the Reality of Consciousness' in Wilfrid Sellars, Idealism and Realism, Patrick J. Reider (ed.) London: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2016.
  • 'Transcendental Logic and True Representings' in Glass Bead Journal, Site 0: 'Castalia, The Game of Ends and Means', February 2016.
  • '«Le plus de noirceur, le plus d’éclat »: l’inhumanité de Guyotat' ['"Greatest Blackness, Greatest Gleam": Guyotat's Inhumanity'] in Critique, No. 824-825, January-February 2016. 
  • 'Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines: Form and Function in A Thousand Plateaus' in A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy, Henry Somers-Hall (ed.) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2016.
  • 'Reason is inconsolable: conversation with Suhail Malik' in Realism Materialism Art, C. Cox, J. Jaskey, S. Malik (eds.), Berlin: Sternberg, 2015.
  • 'Prometheanism and its Critics' in Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader, A. Avanessian and R. Mackay (eds.), Falmouth and Berlin: Urbanomic/Merve Verlag, 2014. 
  • 'Wandering Abstraction: Acceleration, Communization, and Real Movement' in Mute Magazine, 13 February 2014. 
  • 'That Which is Not: Philosophy as Entwinement of Truth and Negativity' in Stasis, No.1 2013.
  • 'Nominalism, Naturalism, and Materialism: Sellars' Critical Ontology' in Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and its Implications, B. Bashour and H. Muller (eds.), London and New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • 'The Reality of Abstraction' in Laruelle and Non-Philosophy, J. Mullarkey and A. P. Smith (eds.), Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
  • 'Lived Experience and the Myth of the Given', Filozofski Vestnik, Vol. XXXII, No. 3, 2011  
  • ‘The View from Nowhere’ in Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender, and Culture, Vol. 8, No.2, 2011.
  • 'Editors' Introduction' (with Robin Mackay), Nick Land: Fanged Noumena: Selected Writings 1987-2007, R. Mackay and R. Brassier (eds.), Falmouth and New York: Urbanomic Sequence, 2011.
  • ‘Badiou and Science’ in Alain Badiou: Key Concepts, A. J. Bartlett and J. Clemens (eds.), Chesholm: Acumen, 2010.
  • ‘Concepts, Objects, Gems’ in Theory after ‘Theory’, D. Attridge and J. Elliot (eds.), London and New York: Routledge, 2010.
  • ‘Concepts and Objects’ in The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, L. Bryant, G. Harman, and N. Srnicek (eds.) Melbourne: re-press, 2010.
  • ‘Genre is Obsolete’ in M. Attiarch and A. Iles (eds.) Noise and Capitalism, Donostia, San Sebastian: Arteleku Audiolab, 2009.
  • ‘The Expression of Meaning in Deleuze’s Ontological Proposition’ in Pli - The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 19, 2008.
  • Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007
  • ‘The Thanatosis of Enlightenment’ in The Origins and Ends of the Mind: Philosophical Essays on Psychoanalysis, C. Kerslake and R. Brassier (eds.) Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2007.
  • ‘The Enigma of Realism: On Quentin Meillassoux’s After Finitude’ in Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development. Vol. II, 2007.
  • ‘Le genre est obsolète’ in Multitudes 28, Hiver-Printemps 2007.
  • Presentation as Anti-Phenomenon in Alain Badiou’s Being and Event’, Continental Philosophy Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, March 2006.
  • ‘L’anti-phénomène: présentation et disparaitre’ in Écrits autours de la pensée d'Alain Badiou, A. Badiou, B. Besana and O. Feltham (eds.) Paris: l’Harmattan, 2006.
  • ‘Badiou’s Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics’ in Angelaki. Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005.
  • ‘Liquider l’homme une fois pour toutes’ in Théorie-rebellion. Un ultimatum, G. Grelet (ed.), Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005.
  • ‘Nihil Unbound: Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and Thinking Capitalism’ in Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy, P. Hallward (ed.) London and New York: Continuum, 2004.
  • Alain Badiou: Theoretical Writings (edited and translated with Alberto Toscano), London and New York: Continuum, 2004.
  • ‘Solar Catastrophe: Lyotard, Freud, and the Death-Drive’, Philosophy Today, Vol. 47, Winter 2003.
  • ‘Axiomatic Heresy: The Non-Philosophy of François Laruelle’ in Radical Philosophy 121, Sept/Oct 2003.
 
Dr. Ray Brassier
Professor of Philosophy
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