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Object-Oriented Ontology in Continental Philosophy. Differential philosophy must perpetually pre For Laurelle philosophies of difference reconstitute, at a point of maximum axiomatization, the condition which has determined greco-occidental philosophy across its history.

Chapter 7 is entitled “Theory of Philosophical Decision. All philosophy is based on decision, which has a “hallucinatory” character.

Cprusik marked it as to-read Aug 17, Jan 02, Msrobot0 rated it liked it. But to compile the chapter summaries above was never a pleasurable experience for this reviewer, and was often a downright painful one. What good would it do to install an opposition between the Differehce as a unilateral “determination philosophiez the last instance” and the cosmos of difference where the “larvae” become entangled in their pointless games? Chapter 5, “Derrida,” is possibly the most disappointing in the book.

From the mids Deleuze was the new golden horse, and with the turn of the century Badiou assumed the mantle of the latest hero of Parisian thought. This verdict is exaggerated, but follows naturally from the very different views of philosophy held by the analytic and continental traditions, whose supposed unification is often prematurely declared.

A Critical Introduction to Non-Philosophy. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 31, No trivia or quizzes yet. Badiou raised eyebrows when, in his Author’s Preface to the English version of Being and Eventhe told us that this is a great book destined to be read throughout the centuries.


François Laruelle’s Philosophies of Difference – Paperback – Rocco Gangle – Oxford University Press

philosopihes The first is Laruelle’s prose style, which is generally abominable. As I see it, there are several grave obstacles to this aspiration. Living Words Peter Ludlow. Whoever attempts to find a “real” outside Hegel will always be accused of a relapse into Kantianism, but Heidegger purifies Kant’s thing-in-itself of any epistemological sense, giving us a radically non-relational concept of difference.

Laurelle describes his thought as heterodox in its relation to philosophical history. Very worth reading if you are interested in these thinkers. Published February 24th by Bloomsbury Academic first published Differential philosophy will be that philosophical mode which absoutizes the philosophical decision, internalising it in thought diffedence the mode of its perpetual overcoming, precisely at the moment when it believes itself to overturned any such autopositioning. First, it can be questioned whether we really have a direct experience of the One at all — yet this is the whole foundation of Laruelle’s often extreme claims.

Nor is he merely belittling this relatively recent list of names: Want to Read saving…. Hegelians want to subsume Heideggerian withdrawal into the “logic of essence,” but the difference of finitude from Hegel’s system is not a specific difference and thus cannot be subsumed by the dialectic.

But while Laruelle already has a sizable following of Anglophone readers who discovered him in the original French, it took until for this first book-length work to appear in English.

The way is thereby opened for initiating a new form of thought, anticipated here with the development of a key notion of non-philosophy, the Vision-in-One.

Jared Alford marked it as to-read May 15, From Laruelle’s innovative pholosophies perspective, the forms of philosophical difference that emerge appear as variations upon a unique, highly abstract structure of philosophical decision, the self-posing and self-legitimating essence of philosophy itself. Sign in Create an account.


Laruelle reads both Nietzsche and Deleuze as anti-realists of this sort. Science Diffdrence and Mathematics. Alison Wylie – – Episteme 3 You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. The Theoretical Pragmatics of Non-Philosophy. Diagrammatic Immanence Rocco Gangle. While both Nietzsche and Deleuze remain dependent on the mutual circularity of co-dependent terms, Heidegger insists that something philosophiea behind worldly immanence.

Philosophy After Nietzsche and Heidegger. Hardcoverpages. Reconciling Dualism and Non-Dualism: Laruelle’s general term for his work is “non-philosophy,” and the implicit historical claim is as radical as it sounds.

Philosophies of Difference: A Critical Introduction to Non-Philosophy

Chapter 4, “Hegel and Heidegger,” unfolds exactly as expected. Lsruelle Can Non-Philosophy Do? But in the light of the One, such decisions are marked by a profound contingency that Laruelle calls the ” non- One. For Laruelle, the passage to the transcendental level is an invariant of all philosophy, which remains forever trapped in an immanent duel of opposites.

Philosophies of Difference

The continued dissonance of these traditions is best understood through the marvelous lecture “The Four Phases of Philosophy and its Current State,” [1] written and delivered in typically acerbic fashion by Franz Brentano. David added it Sep 03, These historical remarks pave the way for some rather sweeping systematic claims by Laruelle. Philosophoes at least Badiou made room for numerous peers in the kingdom: But llaruelle conjunction of difference and finitude can be found in Heidegger and Derrida, who represent respectively the “Greco-Roman” and “Judaic” experiences of difference.