Monthly Archives: March 2018

LARUELLE AND BORROWED KETTLE SYNDROME

Some people do not understand the nature and structure of my arguments against Laruelle, accusing me of nit-picking, personalising, and axe-grinding. Strangely, my critics seem to embody the very faults that they impute to me. I cannot devote much more … Continue reading

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LARUELLE’S SELF-FICTION: reports of Laruelle’s “non-existence” are greatly exaggerated

Non-philosopher François Laruelle provocatively declared in an interview “Laruelle does not exist”. Unfortunately, this modest enunciative content is in strict contradiction with the enunciative form of his philosophical writing, which stages Laruelle as a conceptual character in a philo-fiction of … Continue reading

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WHAT UNIQUENESS HYPOTHESIS?: Laruelle and the beautiful soul

Some people have questioned the presence of a uniqueness hypothesis in Laruelle’s work or had trouble with the structure of my argument. This hypothesis can be reconstructed from the logical syntax of Laruelle’s writing. It states that Laruelle is the … Continue reading

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DESTIN vs FATALITÉ

“Destin” et “fatalité” sont souvent traités comme des quasi-synonymes, mais leur causalité (leur mode opératoire) semble différer. Le destin relève d’une cause venant de soi, ou en affinité étroite avec le soi. Il est proche en cela à une téléologie, … Continue reading

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EVALUING NON-PHILOSOPHY: seven criteria

Most favourable interpretations of Laruelle’s philosophy have the following defects: 1) obscurantism – legitimation of Laruelle’s stylistic obscurity, said to be “syntaxic” when it is in fact semantic (use of undefined, poorly defined, diosyncratically defined, conceptual vocabulary. 2) foundationalism – … Continue reading

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NON-STANDARD PHILOSOPHY: against Laruelle’s uniqueness hypothesis

My analysis of recent French philosophy is in terms of competing and/or complementary metaphysical research programmes, in Popper’s sense of a theory and principles for its development combining both empirical and untestable elements. One consequence of this vision is that … Continue reading

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ONTOLOGICAL AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL ANARCHISM: Zizek and Feyerabend

The main purpose of this blog is to set up a dialogue (and provisional synthesis) between different contemporary versions of philosophical pluralism. An important instrument of this task is the progressive elaboration of an open and flexible set of meta-ontological … Continue reading

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