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I've been reading about a lot of different types of philosophies, religions, ways of thinking etc. I was wondering what are the most recently created philosophical ways of looking at the universe? Where can one find out about new cutting edge ideas?

Example: Before we had Marxism, Communism, Zen, Christianity etc. Now X,Y, and Z have been created building on and evolving the ideas of A,B,C.

Everything I read about are ideas that were created a long time ago. What is new and updated?

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    First off, welcome to philosophy.SE. "new" and "updated" are pretty different categories. Also, can you explain a bit more why you're specifically interested in new ideas? (my non-answer version is that many ideas are thought either anew or originally every day, but few of these stand up to even the slightest degree of scrutiny or get a following that keeps them in our social consciousness).
    – virmaior
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 1:20
  • Hi, and thanks for the welcoming. My main interest in new ideas comes from a couple different angles. One is that many ideas that I find are just rehashed or slightly altered versions. The other is that I lack a firm understanding of the philosophical world of study and how ideas are constructed and formalized. I also don't want to waste to much time learning about old ideas that have already been "disproved" or re-examined. Commented Nov 26, 2016 at 2:23
  • I doubt you'll find a significant idea in philosophy younger than a few centuries. If you look carefully you'll see that nearly all ideas have been disproved or refuted, and I feel your approach of avoiding learning about them is a good one,. albeit it is a good idea to know ones enemy and understand what doesn't work before moving on to what does.
    – user20253
    Commented Feb 23, 2018 at 11:46

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Some very quick arrows:

  1. Speculative realism (Meillassoux)
  2. Object oriented ontology (Harman)
  3. Non-philosophy (Laruelle)
  4. Geotraumatics (Negarestani)
  5. Neo-reaction (Land)
  6. Accelerationism (Srnicek/Williams)
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Clearly there are 10,000s of philosophers doing original research. They vary in terms of their originality, esteem, etc., as well as how history will judge these qualities (-- your guess is as good as mine).

I was recommended Passmore's Recent Philosophers, a little analytic philosopher primer, published in the mid 80s. I like e.g. Goodman. More contemporary thinkers are, as Joseph says, about, but will only appear in popular / 1st year philosophy as a footnote.

If you're intrigued about philosophical movements, camps, trends, or trailblazers, then Joseph's answer would be useful place to start with that.

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You might be interested to read through this, on the 50 most influential living philosophers https://thebestschools.org/features/most-influential-living-philosophers/ I certainly found it interesting for finding recent thinkers on the topics that interest me

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