Graham Harman
Graham Harman

Graham Harman is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (on leave from the American University in Cairo, Egypt). He was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1968. He received his undergraduate degree from the classical liberal arts program at St. John's College, Annapolis (1990). His Master's Degree was done at Penn State (1991) under the renowned philosopher Alphonso Lingis, and focused on Levinas. He completed his Ph.D. at DePaul University in Chicago (1999), with a dissertation that became his first book. While finishing his doctoral studies, he worked as a Chicago sportswriter from 1996-98. In September 2000 he began work in the Department of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo, and in 2016 accepted a position at Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Egypt became his base for travel to more than 70 countries and the composition of fifteen books in as many years.


Books by Graham Harman
Weird Realism by

Weird Realism

Lovecraft and Philosophy

Sep 2012

As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers.

Quadruple Object, The by

Quadruple Object, The

Jul 2011

    A pack of playing cards illustrates Harman’s metaphysical system of fourfold objects, including human access, Heidegger’s indirect causation, panpsychism and ontography.

Towards Speculative Realism: Essays and Lectures by

Towards Speculative Realism: Essays and Lectures

Nov 2010

These writings chart Harman's rise from Chicago sportswriter to co founder of one of Europe's most promising philosophical movements: Speculative Realism.

Prince and the Wolf: Latour and Harman at the LSE, The by

Prince and the Wolf: Latour and Harman at the LSE, The

Jul 2011

This book contains the transcript of the fascinating 2008 discussion between philosophers Bruno Latour and Graham Harman at the LSE.

Circus Philosophicus by

Circus Philosophicus

Nov 2010

Platonic myth meets American noir in this haunting collection of philosophical images, from gigantic Ferris wheels to offshore drilling rigs.

Bells and Whistles by

Bells and Whistles

More Speculative Realism

Nov 2013

In this diverse collection of sixteen essays, lectures, and interviews Graham Harman lucidly explains the principles of Speculative Realism, including his own object-oriented philosophy.

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