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Principles of Non-Philosophy,9781441177568

Principles of Non-Philosophy

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 7/4/2013
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic
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Principles of Non-Philosophy is a treatise on the method, axioms and objectives of non-philosophy and represents François Laruelle's mature philosophy.

As well as presenting the method and principles of non-philosophy, it includes a history of the development of non-philosophy, a novel conception of science, a discussion of non-philosophical causality and new theories of the subject and object of thought. Providing an introduction to Laruelle's novel theory of 'non-epistemology' or 'unified theory of thought', this volumes challenges the way we think about the traditional philosophical problems.

Bringing together all the elements of his thought developed over twenty years and laying the foundations for his later work, Principles of Non-Philosophy is arguably Laruelle's magnum opus.

Author Biography

François Laruelle is Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre La Défense (Paris X) and lectures at the Collège International de Philosophie. He is the creator of the concept of 'non-philosophy', author of over twenty books, and director of L'Organisation Non-Philosophique Internationale.Nicola Rubczak is a PhD candidate at the Centrefor Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University.Anthony Paul Smith is Assistant Professor in Religion at La Salle University and Fellow at the Institute for Nature and Culture, DePaul University.

Table of Contents

Cloning the Untranslatable: Translators' Introduction \ Preface \ Introduction \ 1. Problematic of Non-Philosophy \ 2. First Science as Unified Theory of Science and Philosophy: Or, Democracy within Thought \ 3. Unfied or "Non-Cartesian" Theory of the Subject: Duality of the Ego and the Subject \ 4. Determination-in-the-Last-Instance: Transcendental Theorem of the Force-(Of)-Thought \ 5. The Method of Dualysis: (Performation, Cloning, a priori) \ 6. The Constitution of the Non-Philosophical Order \ Index

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