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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN Introduction 4.1 Science and Objects

Pluralism, real multiple, the One is the mark of the multiple, transcendental science vs empirical sciences, real comparison vs metaphorical comparison, the quantum connection, change in the modes of visibility and objectivation of objects, object-oriented ontology, ob-jects vs objects, « fields » … Lire la suite

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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN – Synthesis 2: SCIENCE AND DEMARCATION

Synthesis to Introduction Section 3 – From Philosophy to Theory: The Science of Ordinary Man After a reflection on his own methodology in relation to that of the sciences in Sections 1 and 2 Laruelle goes on to consider five … Lire la suite

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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN Introduction 3.5 Human

From Philosophy to Theory 5: « human » is not a predicate, human = theory, noesis vs cognition, aliens, extraterrestrial intelligence, empirical claim or definitional posit, anthropology of science, sociology of science, Bruno Latour, Pierre Bourdieu, the cutting edge of the 1980s

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Graham Harman’s THE THIRD TABLE: A Revelatory Episode

Graham Harman’s THE THIRD TABLE is now officially available free online: http://bettinafuncke.com/100Notes/085_Harman.pdf Do not miss this quintessence of OOO, an essay that shows its intellectual bankruptcy, without the usual smokescreen of ad hoc epicycles. My analysis is available here: https://terenceblake.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/graham-harmans-the-third-table.pdfLire la suite

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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN Introduction 3.4 Description

From Philosophy to Theory 4: humans as theory and experience, description as experience, how to be transcendentally unreflective, subject vis-à-vis ob-jects, the real object, the circular encyclopedia of known predicates and their combinations, not before (vis-à-vis) ob-jects but before (primary … Lire la suite

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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN Introduction 3.3 Theory

From Philosophy to Theory 3: From Philosophy to Theory 3: philosophy is essentially practice, humans are theory, « care » as practice vs « care » as rigour, philosophical operations, the encyclopedia of known predicates, missed opportunities, dialogue vs discussion, semantic ascent, conceptual grammar … Lire la suite

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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN Introduction 3.2 Anhypothetical Science

From Philosophy to Theory 2: against the cogito, real or absolute science of humans vs philosophy as hypothetical « science », breaking the circle, criteria, demarcation, testability, experience, trial and error, dialogue vs discussion, semantic ascent, philosophical magic, real magic, all-or-none logical … Lire la suite

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