Crowell on Phenomenology

Steven Crowell (Rice) offers a defense of phenomenology in an interview here, with mentions of McLuhan and speculative realism. Harman responds briefly here. This provides a nicer summation of the whole speculative realism movement and the reaction to it, which isolates what often leads philosophers to talk past one another, since the latter takes ontology as first philosophy and the former (like Crowell) take the problems of access and epistemology as paramount.