François Laruelle

The Theses of Machinic Materialism and its Distinction from Dialectical Materialism

The Theses of Machinic Materialism and its Distinction from Dialectical MaterialismFrançois LaruelleSelections from Nietzsche contre Heidegger: thèses pour une politique nietzschéenne (Paris: Payot, 1977), p.122-136. The Theses of Machinic Materialism“Machinic materialism” is “Nietzsche’s” latent philosophy, produced at the same time as the …

The Theses of Machinic Materialism and its Distinction from Dialectical Materialism

“The Fundamental Questions and Research Programmes for a Study into the NET,” from Le nouvel esprit technologique (2020)

The Fundamental Questions and Research Programmes for a Study into the NETFrançois LaruelleIn Le nouvel esprit technologique (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2020), p.85-98 This is a table of the main questions towards a critique of Technological Reason: I. EVALUATION OF THE “PHILOSOPHIES …

“The Fundamental Questions and Research Programmes for a Study into the NET,” from Le nouvel esprit technologique (2020)

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

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