Laruelle rejects standard or sufficient ontology, a strong ontology that poses a « One-of-Sufficiency », admiring itself in a philosophical mirror of sufficiency. Non-philosophy proposes not to abolish philosophy but to depose it, remove its authority, take it outside of its specular closure, and give it a new amplitude as philo-fiction.
TETRALOGOS embodies one variant of this philo-fiction, a philo-opera or « opera-fiction ». This exteriority without separation allows non-philosophy to describe philosophy itself as a naive unconscious form of philo-fiction. As such its « scenario » can be described as comprising a number of conceptual characters and of conceptual acts.
This reversal of perspective, describing philosophy from the perspective of non-standard non-philosophy means replacing the « One-of-Sufficiency » by the « One-of-idempotence ».
There are four « conceptual characters » (or conceptual personae): « forced » philosophy or « Reminscience » (sometimes written « Remini-scIence »), the generic, the quantic, and the « forced » subject or generic messiah.
In short: the noetic, the generic, the quantic, the messianic.
For Laruelle inside standard philosophy there are « two sorts of acts called dominant »: philosophical acts and scientific acts, incompletely separated, « sutured ». The other acts are subordinate, comprising.
« artistic, political, technological, religious, and even non-quantic or para-scientific acts ».
Laruelle states that there is a « hierarchy » of acts in three degrees:
the « transcendental authority of philosophy »
the « necessity and universality of science »
the contingent and subjected disciplines » (the rest).
Laruelle preserves Badiou’s notion of « suture », but critics Badiou himself for maintaining a « residue of suture ».
1) At the explicit level, Badiou de-sutures philosophy from each of the four conditions (art, science, love, politics), but keeps it sutured to the ensemble of the four (excluding other conditions), with science as dominant condition.
2) At the implicit level, Badiou remains sutured with science to set theory.
Laruelle himself would seem to be subject to these critiques, as he maintains science as dominant condition (external suture), and maintains science as sutured to one of its parts, quantum physics (internal suture).