Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Philosophy
AUC New Cairo
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Brief Biography

Graham Harman is a distinguished university professor. He is the 2009 winner of the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award, and a frequent international lecturer. In 2013, he was ranked as the #81 most influential figures in the international art world by Art Review magazine. Harman is the author of eleven books, most recently Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012) and Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism (2013). He is the editor of the Speculative Realism book series at Edinburgh University Press, and (with Bruno Latour) co-editor of the New Metaphysics book series at Open Humanities Press. He is a former Chicago sportswriter, an avid world traveler and a sixth-generation native of Iowa.


PhD, 1999, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Courses Taught

Philosophical Thinking


Book Review

A Review of Marshall and Eric McLuhan, Media and Formal Cause, Art Forum, December 2008, 87.

A Review of François Laruelle, Philosophies of Difference: A Critical Introduction to Non-Philosophy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.


Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism, Winchester: Zero Books.

Traktat o przedmiotach [Polish translation of The Quadruple Object, 2011]], Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

Quentin Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making, Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press.

The Prince and the Wolf: Latour and Harman at the LSE, Winchester: Zero Books.

The Quadruple Object, Winchester: Zero Books.

Treatise on Objects, Ann Arbor, MI: Open Humanities Press.

Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, Winchester: Zero Books.

Circus Philosophicus, Winchester: Zero Books.

L'Objet quadruple: Une métaphysique des choses après Heidegger, Paris: Presses universitaires de France.

Towards Speculative Realism: Essays and Lectures, Winchester: Zero Books.

Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics, Melbourne:

Heidegger Explained: From Phenomenon to Thing, Chicago, IL: Open Court.

Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things, Chicago, IL: Open Court.

Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects, Chicago, IL:.

Edited Volume

Ed., The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, Melbourne:

Book Chapter

“Badiou’s Horses and Baudelaire’s Cats,” in Ghost Nature, (Caroline Picard) Ed(s), Chicago: Green Lantern Press, 31-41.

“Les chevaux de Badiou et les chats de Baudelaire,” in Ghost Nature, (Caroline Picard) Ed(s), Chicago: Green Lantern Press, 42-53.

“A dialogue between Graham Harman and Tristan Garci,” in Drift wijsgerig festival, (Deva Waal) Ed(s), Amsterdam: Drift, 70-96.

“All Space is Real, All Time is Sensual,” in The Hole and the Lump, (Rachel de Joode) Ed(s), Brooklyn, New York: Interstate Projects, 35-38.

“Aristotle with a Twist,” in Speculative Medievalisms: Discography, (Eileen A. Joy, Anna Klosowska, Nicola Masciandro, and Michael O’Rourke) Ed(s), Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 227-253.

“Conclusions: Assemblage Theory and its Future,” in Reassembling International Theory: Assemblage Thinking and International Relations, (Michele Acuto Simon Curtis) Ed(s), London: Palgrave Macmillan, 118-131.

“Gold,” in Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory Beyond Green, (Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) Ed(s), Minneapolis: 106-123.

“Horror der Phänomenologie: Lovecraft und Husserl,” (Armen Avenassian Bjoern Quiring) Ed(s), Berlin: Merve Verlag, 83-105.

“Objects are the Root of All Philosophy,” in Objects and Materials: A Routledge Companion, (Penny Harvey, Eleanor Conlin Casella, Gillian Evans, and Hannah Knox) Ed(s), London: Routledge, 238-245.

“Objekt-orientierte Philosophie,” in Realismus Jetzt: Spekulative Philosophie und Metaphysik für das 21. Jahrhundert,(Armen Avanessian) Ed(s), Berlin: Merve Verlag, 122-136.

“Objets et Architecture/Objects and Architecture,” in Naturaliser l’Architecture/Naturalizing Architecture, (Marie-Ange Brayer and Frédéric Migayro) Ed(s), Orléans: Editions HYX, 234-243.

“Speculative Collaboration with Graham Harman,” in with one an(d)other, Self-published by Marta Kepka, 75-85.

“Undermining, Overmining, and Duomining: A Critique,” in ADD Metaphysics, (Jenna Sutela) Ed(s), Aalto: Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, 40-51.

“All Space is Real, All Time is Sensual,” in Real Things, (Rachel de Joode) Ed(s), Dallas, Texas: Oliver Francis Gallery, 11-15.

“Badiou's Relation to Heidegger in Theory of the Subject,” in Badiou and Philosophy, (Bowden, Sean Duffy, Simon) Ed(s), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 225-243.

“Das Supostas Sociedades de Elementos Químicos, Átomos, e Estrelas em Gabriel Tarde ,” in Objectos Selvagens ,Lisbon: INCM, 31-42.

“Der dritte Tisch,” in Das Buch der Bücher, (Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn) Ed(s), Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 577-580.

“Jonas Žakaitis Talks with Graham Harman,” in The Swedish Dance History, (Mårten Spångberg) Ed(s), Stockholm:.

“Meillassoux's Virtual Future,” in Continent Year 1: A Selection of Issues 1.1-1.4, (Jamie Allen et al.) Ed(s).

“On Interface: Nancy's Weights and Masses,” in Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking: Expositions of World, Politics, Art, and Sense, (Peter Gratton and Marie-Ève Morin) Ed(s), Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 95-108.

“On the Supposed Societies of Chemicals, Atoms, and Stars in Gabriel Tarde,” in Savage Objects, (Godofredo Pereira) Ed(s), Lisbon: INCM, 33-43.

“Prefácio/Preface,” in Approach, (Gustavo Utrabo, Juliano Monteiro, Pedro Duschenes, and Hugo Los) Ed(s), Curitiba: Edicão independente, 12-25.

“The Third Table,” in The Book of Books, (Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn) Ed(s), Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 540-542.

“The Third Table / Der dritte Tisch,” in Documenta (13), (Katrin Sauerländer) Ed(s).

“Если мы говорим об академических ребятах — надеюсь, что они умрут,” Techota.

“Heidegger's Fourfold, McLuhan's Tetrad,” in Swedish Dance History, (Mårten Spångberg) Ed(s), Stockholm: Inpex, 216-238.

“It is Warm Out There/Il fait chaud là-bas (Elite Traductions, Trans.),” in Intimately Unrelated/Intimement sans rapport: Isabel Nolan, Sligo & Saint-Étienne: The Model Musée de Saint-Étienne Métropole, 58-95.

“On the Undermining of Objects: Grant, Bruno, and Radical Philosophy,” in The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, (Bryant, Levi, Nick Srnicek, Graham Harman) Ed(s), 21-40.

“Response to Shaviro,” in The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, (Bryant, Levi, Nick Srnicek, Graham Harman) Ed(s), 291-303.

“Rogue Planets (English) & Schurkenplaneten (German, trans. Ottmar Binder),” in Ralo Mayer: Woran glauben die Motten, wenn sie zu den Lichtern streben, (LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Stella Rollig and Kunsthaus Basel, Sabine Schaschl) Ed(s), Nuremberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, E35-E40 (English) & D32-D40 (German).

“Towards a Speculative Philosophy,” in The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, (Bryant, Levi, Nick Srnicek, Graham Harman) Ed(s), 1-18.

“Interview with Graham Harman,” in Post-Continental Voices: Selected Interviews, (Paul Ennis) Ed(s), Winchester: Zero Books, 6-18.

“The McLuhans and Metaphysics,” in New Waves in Philosophy of Technology, (Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen, Evan Selinger Søren Riis) Ed(s), London: Palgrave, 100-122.

“Zero-Person and the Psyche,” in Mind that Abides: Panpsychism in the New Millennium, (David Skrbina) Ed(s), Amsterdam: Benjamins, 253-282.

“Bruno Latour and the Politics of Nature,” in Humanity at the Turning Point: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom,Helsinki: Renvall, 147-158.

“Heidegger on Objects and Things,” in Making Things Public, (Bruno Latour Peter Weibel) Ed(s), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 268-271.

Translation and Transcription

Trans., A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquests to the Founding of the State of Israel, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Trans., In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal, New York, NY: Zone Books.

Trans., Heidegger, Language, and World-Disclosure (book translated from the German), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


“Stengers on Emergence,” BioSocieties,2014-01-01,9(1 (March 2014)),99-104.

“代替因果について (“Daitai Innga ni tsuite"),” Gendai-Shiso (Revue de la pensée d'aujourd'hui),2014-01-01,42 (1)(Janaury 2014),96-115.

“Materialism and Speculative Realism: A Response to Critics,” Modern Painters,2014-03-01,(March 2014),50-51.

“An Outline of Object-Oriented Philosophy,” Science Progress,2013-01-01,96(2),187-199.

“Johnston's Materialist Critique of Meillassoux,” Umbr(a),2013-01-01,2013(1).

“The Current State of Speculative Realism,” Speculations,2013-01-01,IV22-28.

“The Revenge of the Surface: Heidegger, McLuhan, Greenberg,” Paletten,2013-01-01,(291/292),66-73.

“Tristan Garcia and the Thing-In-Itself,” parrhesia,2013-01-01,(16),26-34.

“Четверица Хайдеггерa,” Личность, культура, общество (Personality, Culture, Society),2013-01-01,55-65.

“The Object Strikes Back: Interview with Graham Harman,” Design and Culture,2013-03-01,5(1),103-117.

“Concerning Stephen Hawking’s Claim that Philosophy is Dead,” Filozofski vestnik,2012-01-01,XXXIII(2),11-22.

“Filozofia zwrócona ku przedmiotom contra radykalny empiryzm,” Kronos,2012-01-01,2012(1 (20)),19-30.

“O nadprzygodności, wirtualności, i sprawiedliwości Quentin Meillassoux rozmawia z Grahamem Harmanem ,” Kronos,2012-01-01,2012(1 (20),19-30.

“O przyczynowości zastępczej,” Kronos,2012-01-01,2012(1 (20)),31-47.

“Object-Oriented France: The Philosophy of Tristan Garcia,” continent,2012-01-01,2(1),6-21.

“Some Paradoxes of McLuhan's Tetrad,” Umbr(a),2012-01-01,201277-95.

“Speculative Realism,” Sleek,2012-01-01,(Winter 2012/13),138-141.

“The Mesh, the Strange Stranger, and Hyperobjects: Morton’s Ecological Ontology,” tarp: Architecture Manual,2012-01-01,2(1),16-19.

“The Well-Wrought Broken Hammer: Object-Oriented Literary Criticism,” New Literary History,2012-01-01,43(2),183-203.

“Violence and Splendor,” Singularum,2012-01-01,12-17.

“«О замещающей причинности» (“O zameshajushej prichinnosti”),” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenije (New Literary Observer),2012-01-01,114(2),75-90.

“Über stellvertretende Verursachung,” Speculations,2012-01-01,III210-240.

“Autonomous Objects,” new formations,2011-01-01,125-130.

“Jonas Žakaitis Talks with Graham Harman,” The Federal,2011-01-01,(1),13-21.

“Meillassoux's Virtual Future,” continent,2011-01-01,1.278-91.

“Plastic Surgery for the Monadology: Leibniz via Heidegger,” Cultural Studies Review,2011-01-01,17(1),211-229.

“Realism Without Materialism,” SubStance,2011-01-01,40(2),52-72.

“The Problem with Metzinger,” Cosmos and History,2011-01-01,7(1),7-36.

“The Road to Objects,” continent,2011-01-01,3.1171-179.

“Here Be Monsters: The Mad World of H.P. Lovecraft,” South China Morning Post,2011-10-02,12.

“Prophet of TV Age Still Has Something to Tell Us About Our Wired World,” South China Morning Post,2011-07-31.

“Drifting Interstellar Rogues Bump Astronomy Into Lively New Orbit,” South China Morning Post,2011-07-17,13.

“University Signals Day of the Rebel Genius Has Come,” South China Morning Post,2011-06-19,13.

“Egyptian Spring,” Los Angeles Review of Books,2011-06-14.

“Missives from the Fortress of Uncertainty (Graham Harman interviewed by Diarmuid Hester),” Mute,2011-06-08.

“Does China Have the Smarts to Plumb IQ?,” South China Morning Post,2011-05-22,13.

“Asymmetrical Causation: Influence Without Recompense,” Parallax,2010-01-01,16(1),96-109.

“I Am Also of the Opinion That Materialism Must Be Destroyed,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space,2010-01-01,28(5),772-790.

“Response to Nathan Coombs,” Speculations,2010-01-01,1(1),145-152.

“Technology, Objects, and Things in Heidegger,” Cambridge Journal of Economics,2010-01-01,34(1),17-25.

“Time, Space, Essence, and Eidos: A New Theory of Causation,” Cosmos and History,2010-01-01,6(1),1-17.

“Dwelling with the Fourfold,” Space and Culture,2009-01-01,12(3),292-302.

“Levinas and the Triple Critique of Heidegger,” Philosophy Today,2009-01-01,(Winter),407-413.

Technical Writing

Long consultant's report on Bruno Latour's manuscript, "Enquête sur les modes d'existence".


Series Editor's Preface, Edinburgh.

Author Q&A with Levi Bryant, Edinburgh University Press website.

Además opino que el materialismo ha de ser destruido, Mérida: Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán.

Objecthood #1, podcast interview in Barcelona by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Anna Ramos.

Interview with Graham Harman, Figure/Ground Communication.

“Maximum McLuhan,” Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, 11-26.

Real Qualities, Café Oto, London, exhibit entitled “CRISAP/Not for Human Consumption.”

On Landscape Ontology: An Interview with Graham Harman.

Marginalia on Radical Thinking: An Interview with Graham Harman, The Loyal Opposition to Modernity.

Cultural Technologies: interviewed in Berlin by Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan.

Interview with Graham Harman, Ask/Tell.

New APPS Interview: Graham Harman, New Apps.

Interview: Graham Harman


Editorial Review Board Member, Philosophy Today (journal)

Member, Editorial Board, Rowman and Littlefield, Media Philosophy series

Research Interest
  • Metaphysics of objects
  • Occasionalism