Collapse (journal)

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Collapse is an independent, non-affiliated journal of philosophical research and development published in the United Kingdom by Urbanomic.

History and profile[edit]

Collapse was founded in 2006[1] by Robin Mackay. It serves as a successor to the ***collapse journal that operated between 1995 and 1996 and was similarly edited by Robin Mackay. The magazine is based in Oxford.[1] It features speculative work in progress by contemporary philosophers, along with contributions from artists, scientists and other writers outside of philosophy.[2] In December 2008, as a part of BBC Today guest editor Zadie Smith's programme, the author Hari Kunzru listed Urbanomic's Collapse as an avant-garde philosophy journal in his A guide to the artistic underground.[3]


In addition to philosophical articles, Collapse has published extensive interviews with notable philosophers and scientists including Alain Badiou, Julian Barbour, Nick Bostrom, Paul Churchland, Jack Cohen, James Ladyman, Thomas Metzinger, Ian Stewart and Roberto Trotta. Collapse has been closely connected with the growth of the contemporary philosophical tendency known as Speculative Realism and the journal has carried publications of new work by the philosophers most closely identified with this movement, Ray Brassier, Quentin Meillassoux, Graham Harman, and Iain Hamilton Grant.[2]

Notable contributors and interviewees[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Collapse : philosophical research and development". WorldCat. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Roffe, Jon (2007). "Collapse–Philosophical Research and Development" (PDF). Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy (4): 80.
  3. ^ "A guide to the artistic underground". BBC. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2009.

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