François Laruelle: Dictionary of Non-Philosophy (1998/2009)

15 July 2009, dusan

“Non-philosophy is a concept developed by French philosopher François Laruelle (formerly of the Collège international de philosophie and the University of Paris X: Nanterre) throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Laruelle’s non-philosophy, he claims, should be considered to philosophy what non-Euclidean geometry is to the work of Euclid. It stands in particular opposition to philosophical heirs of Jacques Lacan such as Alain Badiou.”

Keywords: occasionalism, performativity, non-philosophy, psychoanalysis, cloning, Husserl, epistemology, ontology, Heidegger, phenomenology, transcendence, Nietzsche, Kant, non-Euclidean geometry, metaphysics.

Originally published as Dictionnaire de la Non-Philosophie, Editions Kime, Paris, 1998.

Compiled by Nick Srnicek and Ben Woodard
All translations by Taylor Adkins unless otherwise noted.
Free for noncommercial use and distribution with proper attribution.

Review: Ian James (Parrhesia, 2014).

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