François Laruelle

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

The Tsunami and the Myth of the Water-Fish

translated by Jeremy R. Smith “The Tsunami and the Myth of the Water-Fish: A Short Essay on Fantastic Zoology, to Add to Borges and Schrödinger” François Laruelle In Philo-Fictions 2 (2009), p.7-15.[1] To Muriel Mambrini-Doudet Abstract: As an exercise in philo-fiction, how …

The Tsunami and the Myth of the Water-Fish

Science and Philosophy: A Global Re-Evaluation

… Let us take the following axioms which guide us in the description of non-philosophy: 1) Philosophy is the capital within thought, the capital-form of our general relations to the World; it is an autonomous generalized form of socio-economic capital. 2) It is impossible …

Science and Philosophy: A Global Re-Evaluation

Auto-Position and Being-in-One (Being-According-to-the-One)

The highest formal act of the philosophical Decision through which philosophical faith in the real enables the latter to be posited as the Real in an illusory way. It is consequently the real cause of the appearance of philosophy. Auto-position …

Auto-Position and Being-in-One (Being-According-to-the-One)

“Rebellious postulations”: from Beyond the Power Principle

by François Laruelletranslated from the French by Jeremy R. Smith this piece first appeared in Barricade: A Journal of Antifascism and Translation A materialist politics of meaning1 [sens]1. There are at least two means of making a politics of meaning. …

“Rebellious postulations”: from Beyond the Power Principle

Laruelle’s “Badiou and Non-Philosophy: a Parallel”

         I. Everything seems to force the opposition between non-philosophy and the philosophy that takes the equation mathematics=ontology as its ontological base. This opposition can be identified on four levels:             1. The central and guiding theme: on the one …

Laruelle’s “Badiou and Non-Philosophy: a Parallel”

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