François Laruelle

The Organon of the Force (of) the Law, from Éthique de l’Étranger (2000)

The Organon of the Force (of) the LawFrançois LaruelleIn Éthique de l’étranger: du crime contre l’humanité (Paris: Kimé, 2000), p.327-338 The Non-Kantian Universalization of EthicsWe reprise the previous problem of the constitution of the Neighbour [Prochain] by transposing the problem into the …

The Organon of the Force (of) the Law, from Éthique de l’Étranger (2000)

The Essence of The People or The Peoples (of) The One

The Real Phenomenal Content of the ‘Multitudo Transcendentalis’The first task is to get rid of the fantastical image, the circular projection that the unitary paradigm gives of People, Individuals or Ordinary Man. In particular, we must get rid of this representation of …

The Essence of The People or The Peoples (of) The One

Difference and Identity: Theses on the Future of Thought

Difference and Identity: Theses on the Future of ThoughtFrançois LaruelleIn En tant qu’un: la « non-philosophie » expliquée aux philosophes (Paris: Aubier, 1991), p.116-121 I) Philosophy, or the domination of Difference over Identity1) In the history of philosophy, Difference and Identity have …

Difference and Identity: Theses on the Future of Thought

“The Glossary of the Generic Quantum,” from Philosophie non-standard

In Philosophie non-standard: générique, quantique, philo-fiction (Paris: Kimé, 2010), p.51-64 Along with the acronyms that we use, we add this glossary of notions proper to the generic treatment of the Quantum. It sums up necessary theoretical notions for the preparation of the …

“The Glossary of the Generic Quantum,” from Philosophie non-standard

Towards a Treatise of Speculative Music

Towards a Treatise of Speculative Music[1]François LaruelleIn Tétralogos: un opéra de philosophies (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 2018), p.593-607. During my thesis defense, one juror, Clémence Ramnoux (a specialist in Greek philosophy including Heraclitus) said this premonitory statement: you wanted to make …

Towards a Treatise of Speculative Music

The Non-Philosophical or Super-Philosophical Rebellion of Music

The Non-Philosophical or Super-Philosophical Rebellion of Music: The Death of Socrates Set to Music Through the Reversal of the Socratic MetaphorFrançois LaruelleIn Tétralogos: Un opéra de philosophies (Paris: Cerf, 2018), p.559-562. Can we imagine a non-philosophical, indeed a super-philosophical rebellion of music which …

The Non-Philosophical or Super-Philosophical Rebellion of Music

The Jabès-Book and the Techno-Biblio-Logical Continuum

Selections from Le nouvel esprit technologique (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2020), p.103-136. The bind-of-the-book [le rez-du-livre]Barely honoured by philosophy, will the book have the chance to be thrown off the shelves that stock and sell it, thrown out from catalogues …

The Jabès-Book and the Techno-Biblio-Logical Continuum

On the real as transcendental

In Le principe de minorité (Paris: Aubier, 1981), p.163-169. Under the names Technological Continuum, Difference, the Completed Amphibology or Continuous Multiplicities, we have identified the syntactic invariant kernel that rules the economy of the Same or Being-as-difference, the highest concepts that reached …

On the real as transcendental

“Philo-Fiction,” from Philosophie non-standard

n Philosophie non-standard: générique, quantique, philo-fiction (Paris: Kimé 2010), p.91-94 A typically “philosophical” difficulty is that in order for the Matrix to invent generic amplifications from the original model, it must itself be invented from all pieces and utterly confounded with one …

“Philo-Fiction,” from Philosophie non-standard

“What Is To Be Done With Philosophy?” from Tétralogos (2018)

What Is To Be Done With Philosophy?François LaruelleIn Tétralogos: un opéra de philosophies (Paris: Cerf, 2018), p.46-54. How does philosophy intend to save itself if it is no longer to conserve itself under the form of traditions that are sometimes denounced as …

“What Is To Be Done With Philosophy?” from Tétralogos (2018)

“On the Determination in the Last Instance,” from Le principe de minorité (1981)

Let us assume difference as absolutely indifferent to Being, even indifferent to this indifference par excellence which is Being: is this a skeptical principle of non-knowledge or rather the positive principle of an a-logical knowledge, of a gnosis before the …

“On the Determination in the Last Instance,” from Le principe de minorité (1981)

The Stranger as Void, Law, and Multitudo Transcendentalis

he Stranger as Void, Law, and Multitudo Transcendentalis: On the Concept of “Human Multitudes”François LaruelleIn Théorie des étrangers: science des hommes, démocratie, non-psychanalyse (Paris: Kimé, 1995), p.159-163.[1] 1) A democratic or universal conception of the body as the very dimension of the Stranger …

The Stranger as Void, Law, and Multitudo Transcendentalis

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