Dictionary of Non-Philosophy by François Laruelle, Taylor Adkins

By François Laruelle, Taylor Adkins


In The Dictionary of Non-Philosophy, the French philosopher François Laruelle does anything exceptional for philosophers: he presents an incredible dictionary with a theoretical advent, conscientiously crafting his suggestions to provide an explanation for the various phrases and neologisms that he deems worthwhile for the undertaking of non-philosophy. With a collective of thinkers additionally attracted to the venture, Laruelle has taken up the tricky activity of constructing a necessary advisor for moving into his non-standard, non-philosophical terrain. And for Laruelle, even the assumption of a dictionary and what a dictionary is turn into fabric for his non-philosophical inquiries. As his starting be aware starts, “Thus at the floor and in the philosophical folds of the dictionary, id and its impact upon that means are what's at stake.”

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Naive but transformed, defined in-the-last-instance by the Real alone. Force (of) diction takes the philosophical dictionary as its object, because it is immanent (to) self in-the-last-instance and in no way immanent to the dictionary or its philosophi­ cal logic of division in which it finds nothing but the aid and assistance of a material that is nonetheless necessary. " It undoubtedly works "within the limits" of the existing dictionaries or what is labeled or auto-presented in this way. A non-philosophical dictionary represents a certain prag­ matic but theoretical usage of philosophical dictionaries.

2 . Every non-philosophical 42 break or cut finds its element in the oldest duality of phi­ losophy and the Real, a duality each time articulated by a certain type of foreclosure. 3 . To the extent that a break exists in non-philosophy, it is in the same proportion not so much "first" as simply relevant to the a priori-and not transcendental-instance that "terminates" the constitu­ tion of force (of) thought. The latter is Distance or Exterior­ ity-non-positional and non-decisional (of) self-and thus is distinguished from the decision-decisional (of) self-of philosophy.

Whereas the dual is still not unilateral duality (which sets cloning in play), it is opposed par excellence to philosophy 's form as mixture founded upon reversibility and reciprocity. The dual has witnessed several attem pts in logic and algebra. It was also attempted and missed by philosophy in the form of a dyad between man and world, being and non-being, being and nothingness, etc. But these contraries are unified in a synthesis or a unity. Phenomenology tried to elucidate it with the idea of a parallelism between noesis and noema.

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