Archives mensuelles : mai 2015

PLURALIST BLOG: In Search of An Ideal

I was inspired by a post about Wittgenstein by Bharath Vallabha on his blog IN SEARCH OF AN IDEAL: Foundations of a Pluralistic Academic Philosophy, as it helped me clarify my thoughts on François Laruelle, another philosopher who has produced … Lire la suite

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CARNAP AND ONTOLOGICAL PLURALISM

This is a response to a post by André Carus on his very interesting CARNAP BLOG. The post is entitled « ONTOLOGICAL PLURALISM » and seeks to correct what André considers to be a mistaken interpretation of Carnap as an ontological pluralist. … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE: REALISM OR RELATIVISM?

We must distinguish between on the one hand what Laruelle says about himself, his own self-evaluation, and on the other, what he actually does. Naturally enough, Laruelle gives himself full marks for realism, and the Laruellians are content to simply … Lire la suite

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THE LARUELLIAN FALLACY: the primacy of negation in non-philosophy

In a very interesting blog post, Bharath Vallabha discusses the problematic stance of Wittgenstein in relation to traditional philosophy. Wittgenstein critiques the Cartesian move of raising global doubts about the reality of our world as incoherent. But Vallabha points out … Lire la suite

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The Wittgensteinian Fallacy

Wittgenstein proposes a philosophy that is more a propaedeutic to a future pluralism than its attainment. Primacy is given to negativity in the dissolution of philosophical problems, despite Wittgenstein’s own critique of Cartesian negativity as global posture of doubt. Ultimately … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE vs DERRIDA: sufficiency, scientism and performativity

A lot of emphasis has been given in discussions of Laruelle to the supposed « performance » character of his thought. However, performativity can only be seen as positive when its use is non-foundational. A foundational use of performativity is one that … Lire la suite

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HUMANITY VERSUS MONOPOLY: THANKS FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT

To all those people who kindly « like » my tweets, facebook comments, and blog posts, or who leave links, comments and personal reflections, I would like to say thank you for your encouragement. Thanks to you, I am slowly synthesizing my … Lire la suite

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ISSO – International Summer School in Ontology (some comments)

International Summer School in Ontology coming soon: 24-29 August 2015, Grado, Italy: « Six days course with six leading philosophers addressing the contemporary debate on ontology ». There is a very interesting line up: Giorgio Agamben, Francesco Berto, Ray Brassier, François Laruelle, … Lire la suite

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LE GAUCHER BOITEUX (1): Michel Serres et l’anamnèse du cosmos

Voici l’incipit du nouveau livre de Michel Serres LE GAUCHER BOITEUX: On pourrait être tenté de ne voir dans ce texte qu’une n-ième répétition par Michel Serres de la même histoire, le soi-disant Grand Récit, qui traîne partout dans ses … Lire la suite

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AGAINST LOGOPHOBIA: a plea for diversity of philosophical vocabularies

Some people might be puzzled at the very idea of François Laruelle participating in a Summer School on « ontology ». After all, he is known for a position that sharply limits the utility of traditional philosophical vocabulary, and that seeks to … Lire la suite

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