Laruelle has trouble freeing himself from the Lacanian and Althusserian vocabulary of his formative years, which perhaps explains his obsessive focus on “science” as a way out of that marasm. This has led to a Lacanian reading where Laruelle theorises a closure within philosophical worlds so absolute that the only contact with the “Real” can only be trauma. This hermetic separation between the diverse worlds, and between a particular world and the real, is totally rejected and rebutted by Laruelle’s appropriation of quantum thinking.

Here Bruno Latour, with his mode of existence of metamorphic beings, is more “non-philosophical” than much of Laruelle.

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  1. 3ph says:

    Where is this Lacanian reading of trauma to be found in Laruelle? Anything translated?

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