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François Laruelle’s A Biography of Ordinary Man Video Reading: Presentations

This is the first of a new series of videos devoted to a reading of François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN.

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NOTHING TO DECLARE The Language of Becoming (4): The Marriage of Philosophy and the Unconscious

4) The Marriage of Philosophy and the Unconscious ‘Does the unconscious still have anything to say to us?’ asks Guattari, noting the deluge of systems and techniques of interpretation that flood our psychological landscape. ‘Does philosophy still have anything to … Lire la suite

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NOTHING TO DECLARE The Language of Becoming (3): Philosophy and the Daimon

3) Philosophy and the Daimon « We are made of dreams and our dreams are made of us » (Pierrot le Fou). Understanding a philosopher is like learning a foreign language. You can learn to speak a foreign language perfectly without even … Lire la suite

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NOTHING TO DECLARE The Language of Becoming (2): The Axiom of Becoming

2) The Axiom of Becoming « if becoming is a model, not only the duality of the model and the copy, of the model and the reproduction, must disappear, but the very notions of model and of reproduction tend to lose … Lire la suite

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NOTHING TO DECLARE The Language of Becoming (1): Dark Crystal

This is the first part (out of four) of an article originally published in TENSION Issue 9: « Murmur of the Soul », May 1986. The impetus to finally put it into blog-readable form was provided by an episode of the podcast … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE’S TWO LANGUAGE MODEL: On Abduction by the One

We have seen that François Laruelle is in revolt against « philosophy », in revolt against even the most radical of contemporary philosophies (Deleuze, Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, Heidegger) and in search of a language and concepts to construct the foundations for a … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE’S TREATISE ON HUMAN ORDINARINESS

François Laruelle begins his book A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ORDINARY MAN in a surprising and provocative way. Let us first recall the surprising and provocative nature of the title. The book that could easily have borne the inflated title « SYSTEMATIC … Lire la suite

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DUALYSING LARUELLE’S TITLE: the ordinary belongs to no one

Although the title that Laruelle has chosen for his manual for a new paradigm of thought may surprise us « A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ORDINARY MAN » taken in itself seems straightforward, but but at the same time vague, indeterminate. There is … Lire la suite

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UNTIMELY LARUELLE: Owl of the Dusk, Swallow of the Spring

I want to talk about François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ORDINARY MAN, as I think it is particularly relevant to the current conjuncture of Continental Philosophy. A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ORDINARY MAN is an « untimely » book in several senses … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE AND A « COMMON =X » AS POINT OF (IN)SUFFICIENCY (2): incommensurability traversed by paradoxical object

Further comments on « From Non-Standard Philosophy to « Absolute Nothingness »: Is There a Common = X » (pdf, video) by Anne-Françoise Schmid: The project by Anne-Françoise Schmid of inventing a non-given « common = x » is a promissory note based on … Lire la suite

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