QUANTUM MARXISM: Can Laruelle avoid the sutures?

I published this post on the François Laruelle page on facebook on September 29th:

“There is not the slightest sign of quantum thinking in the English-speaking followers of Laruelle, except for Drew Burk. The others are all at the stage of non-philosophy, that is to say of relativistic thought perforated, at best, by the unilateral foreclusion of the (non)-One. Even such an insightful commentator as Katerina Kolozova is pre-quantal in her equation of the Real and trauma, as the unilateral perforation of relativistic worlds by the Real is no doubt experienced as traumatic. “Experienced” but not lived, as the lived-without-life is not encapsulated inside relativistic worlds but transits, without perforation, quantically from the Real traversing the worlds non-traumatically. If one can quantize Christ and “his” logia (in fact these logia are retrospectively attributed to Jesus and not to Christ) then there is no reason why one cannot quantize Deleuze. The critical stance towards Deleuze is a leftover from the old non-philosophy days. Indeed, Deleuze himself realised this operation of self-quantisation by means of his collaboration with Guattari”.

It was not received very favourably. So I am very glad to see that Laruelle will be giving a lecture on “quantum Marxism” in August. It will be interesting to see if Laruelle manages (1) to develop an idea of “transit without trauma” and of the porosity of worlds, (2) give a convincing explication of his idea of “unilateral complementarity”, which seems to be a contradiction in terms, (3) revise his naive concept of “determination in the last instance” to bring it into line with his most recent quantum thought, (4) rid himself of his remaining scientism (5) avoid the politicist suture.

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