Monthly Archives: September 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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