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Department of Philosophy
Dr. Ray Brassier

Professor of Philosophy
PhD 2001 Warwick, MA 1997 Warwick, BA 1995 North-London
Email: rb60[at]
Ext. 3149

Research Interests
The philosophers most relevant to my current research are Plato, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Adorno, Sellars, Brandom, and Badiou.


Authored books

  • Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007 [French translation Le néant déchainé. Lumières et extinction. Tr. Antoine Daures. Presses Universitaires de France. 2017]

Edited books

  • Nick Land Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007, Falmouth and New York: Urbanomic Sequence 2011 (edited with Robin Mackay)
  • The Origins and Ends of the Mind: Philosophical Essays on Psychoanalysis, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2007 (edited with Christian Kerslake)
  • Alain Badiou Theoretical Writings, London and New York: Continuum, 2004 (edited and translated with Alberto Toscano)

Journal articles

  • 'Strange Sameness: Hegel, Marx and the Logic of Estrangement', Angelaki, forthcoming.
  • 'Concrete-in-Thought, Concrete-in-Act: Marx, Materialism and the Exchange Abstraction' in Crisis and Critique, Vol. 5, No.1, 2018.
  • 'Dialectics Between Suspicion and Trust' in Stasis, Vol.4, No.2 2017.
  • 'Comments on Danielle Macbeth's Realizing Reason: A Narrative of Truth and Knowing' in International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 25, No.1, 2017
  • '«Le plus de noirceur, le plus d'éclat »: l'inhumanité de Guyotat' in Critique, No. 824-825, January-February 2016.
  • 'That Which is Not: Philosophy as Entwinement of Truth and Negativity' in Stasis, Vol. 1, No.1 2013.
  • '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.
  • 'The Expression of Meaning in Deleuze's Ontological Proposition' in Pli - The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 19, 2008.
  • '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.
  • 'Badiou's Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics' in Angelaki. Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005.
  • '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.

Chapters in edited volumes

  • 'Abolition and Aufhebung: Reply to Dimitra Kotouza' in What Is To Be Done Under Real Subsumption? Martin Artiach and Anthony Iles (eds.), Mute Books, forthcoming.
  • 'Pratiques et processus: à propos du naturalisme' in Choses en soi. Métaphysique du réalisme, Emmanuel Alloa and Elie During (eds.) Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2018.
  • 'Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines: Form and Function in A Thousand Plateaus' in A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy, Henry Somers-Hall, Jeffrey A. Bell, James Williams (eds.) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
  • 'Transcendental Realism' in The Kantian Catastrophe? Conversations on Finitude and the Limits of Philosophy, Anthony Morgan (ed.), Newcastle: Bigg Books, 2017.
  • 'Correlation, Speculation and the Modal Kant-Sellars Thesis' in The Legacy of Kant in Sellars and Meillassoux: Analytic and Continental Kantianism, Fabio Gironi (ed.), Routledge, 2017.
  • 'Jameson on Making History Appear' in This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time, Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller (eds.), AUB Press, 2017.
  • 'The Metaphysics of Sensation: Psychological Nominalism and the Reality of Consciousness' in Wilfrid Sellars, Idealism, and Realism: Understanding Psychological Nominalism, Patrick J. Reider (ed.) London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
  • '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.
  • '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.
  • 'Laruelle and the Reality of Abstraction' in Laruelle and Non-Philosophy, J. Mullarkey and A. P. Smith (eds.), Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
  • '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 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.
  • '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.
  • 'Liquider l'homme une fois pour toutes' in Théorie-rebellion. Un ultimatum, G. Grelet (ed.), Paris: L'Harmattan, 2005.
  • 'Postface: Aleatory Rationalism' (with Alberto Toscano) in Alain Badiou: Theoretical Writings, London and New York: Continuum, 2004.
  • '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.

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