Post by: François Laruelle
F. Laruelle. “Programme.” La Décision philosophique 1 (1987): 5-43.
translated by Taylor Adkins 7/2/20
Let’s suppose that we will formulate a project and that it will be necessary to exposit a program, this would be the manifesto: don’t do like philosophers, invent philosophy! Radically change ...
by François Laruelle
translated from the French by Jeremy R. Smith
this piece first appeared in Barricade: A Journal of Antifascism and TranslationA materialist politics of meaning1 [sens]
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 hand, a philosophy of the radical Multiple (Badiou=B.); on the ...
The secret does not need communication in order to be what it is, to be known and to be an “object” of a rigorous science. But communication needs the secret in order to be what it is. Between the secret and communication there only exist determinative relationships that are unilateral, ...
Laruelle, François. Nietzsche contre Heidegger. Payot: Paris, 1977, p. 9-20.
Translated by Taylor Adkins
1. THE TWO POLITICS OF NIETZSCHE
Thesis 1: Nietzsche is the revolutionary thinker who corresponds to the era of Imperialism in Capitalism, and more specifically to the era of Fascism in Imperialism.
Thesis 2: Nietzsche is, ...
We ordinarily recognize a single machine-Man1 tradition. But there are two, perhaps three; they appear the moment when the grouping of the objects of knowledge and history of ideas to which philosophy is accustomed is substituted for another grouping, that of the eras of power or techno-political modes of production ...
Laruelle, François. “Le concept d’une ‘technologie première’” in Gilbert Simondon: une pensée de l’individituation et la technique. Paris: Albin Michel, 1994. 206-219.
The Concept of a “First Technology”
A “Unified Theory” of Technics and Technology
In order to define the object of which we speak and to ...
Translated by Taylor Adkins and Chris Eby
The unified theory of thought and computing [calcul], a unification in-the-last-identity, is a task facing every encyclopedic mind (Morin, Serres). It is also the theme of the transcendental computer (TC), of a machine that would have a transcendental relation to philosophy ...
Laruelle, Francois. Introduction au non-marxism. PUF: Paris, 2000. 39-55.
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Chapter III: Determination-in-the-Last-Instance
First Elucidation of the Determination-in-the-Last-Instance (DLI)
The determination-in-the-last-instance, invented by Marx-Engels for historical Materialism, never received from them a concept adequate enough to simultaneously produce all the theoretical and critical effects within its ...