Archives mensuelles : septembre 2017

FROM DIFFERENTIALISM TO PLURALISM

The so-called « philosophies of difference » had great importance in the 1960s in France, but by the end of the 60s something else was happening in thought. The « deconstruction » of structuralism was already under way. Difference is the master-concept of structuralist … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE’S PERFORMATIVE IDEALISM: a god of the gaps

In this post, now greatly expanded and re-written, I show the explanatory power of viewing Laruelle’s non-philosophy as a metaphysical research programme. Laruelle’s blind spot with respect to other « non-standard thinkers » such as Deleuze and Guattari, Latour, Stiegler, Zizek, and … Lire la suite

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AGAINST DELEUZE DITHYRAMBS: is your univocity immanently schizo?

I agree with Artxell Knaphni that the words « immanence » and « transcendence » belong to a conceptual metaphorics. Deleuze’s own use of « immanence » is in danger of being self-contradictory, as the intended anti-foundational meaning of the word can be negated by its … Lire la suite

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