My research focuses on current forms of speculative philosophy, on event theories, and on the relations between pragmatism and French philosophy.I have devoted several works to Whitehead’s thought, among which Un empirisme spéculatif (Vrin, 2006), Le vocabulaire de Whitehead (Ellipses, 2007) and L’appât des possibles (Presses du réel, 2015). I have edited several books notably on pragmatism, (Vie et expérimentation, Vrin, 2007), on contemporary metaphysics (Philosophie des possessions, Presses du réel, 2011), and on activations of speculative thought (with I. Stengers, Gestes spéculatifs, Presses du réel, 2015). I have written several articles on the philosophies of Bergson, Tarde, Simondon, Deleuze and Whitehead. I am currently working on a new book entitled Pragmatics of the Earth.
- Fellow Academie Royale de Belgique
- Debaise, D. (2017). A Speculative Empiricism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
- Debaise, D. (2017). Nature as Event: The Lure of the Possible. Duke: Duke University Press
- Debaise, D., & Stengers, I. (2022). An ecology of trust? Consenting to a pluralist universe. The Sociological Review, 70(2), 402-4015
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