A brief synoptic parallel — Taking the side of the ‘modern’ in philosophy — Old and new relations between science and philosophy — Matrices and principles. Anti-Badiou relates the parallel stories of Badiou’s Maoist ‘ontology of the void’ and Laruelle’s own performative practice of ‘non-philosophy’. : Anti-Badiou: The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy ( ) by Francois Laruelle and a great selection of similar New, Used and.

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On Truth and Instrumentalisation. At face value, the two have much in common: Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.


Share your thoughts with other customers. In short, philosophy appears as a helicopter parent, always speaking for the ignorant child who does not know what is good for it and never will. An important contribution of the book is its critique of the principle of mathematical sufficiency, i. Paul AshtonA.

While contemporary French philosophy, under the influence of Derrida’s deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari’s schizoanalysis, knto repressed this faith, Laruelle has attempted to philosophyy in his other works that this faith still lies beneath the surface and returns with a vengeance in their philosophical acts.

Every single flower in the dream has own meaning:. It is worth noting that in these chapters Intto aping of Badiou’s polemical style is fully displayed and that many of the most entertaining lines are found here. Since a decision is external, any particular philosophy is incapable of thinking its own decision; rather the decision is its blindspot. The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy. But the paradigm, that which moves around each other not in opposition.


The subtitle “The Introduction of Maoism Into Philosophy” provides the framing metaphor of the whole book, one whose whose conceptual content and utility is quite low.

The stance of Anti-Badiou is not to negate or replace Badiou’s picture of reality with another, but only to see it as one introductiom many within a democracy of thought. The Parmenides problematic solved. Most of his targets, however, have not been philosophers of talent equal to his own, and so he has rarely risked as much as Laruelle does here.

Much of this work was motivated by an attempt to respond to the various criticisms and perceived weaknesses of the first volume. Laruelle does not try to form any kind of empirical claims in maoisn engagement with quantum physics, and he does not make the claim that the field of quantum physics needs philosophy to make sense of itself.

He refuses, as he says, to make this book a dialogue because the master will always win. In “Matrices and Principles” he develops the differences in what could be called meta-philosophy for the two thinkers. Allow me to explain. Truths are always produced within one of the four truth-procedures.

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Laruelle then undertakes a more careful examination of those differences in order to spell out where his own project differs and does so, in his view, for the better. These functors, as used by Laruelle and many others, are useful in orienting toward a new aperture, not as a tool to be folded back into the system.


The book ends with “Philo-fiction,” where Laruelle continues his presentation of his own project and gives us his own manifesto for an inventive philosophy that comes together with other disciplines in a less authoritarian and more democratic fashion. Badiou’s Being and Event: You are commenting using your WordPress. In other words, in Badiou’s modernist focus on finality, on the Idea that must be subtracted from the material of these disciplines, he is essentially saying that something like mathematics can think the task of philosophybut it does not know it can think and so the philosopher’s task is to speak truthfully for the material.

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Anti-Badiou: The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy: Francois Laruelle: Bloomsbury Academic

The Praxis of Alain Badiou. It must always draw its truths out of these truth procedures: Against this, Laruelle opposes a qualitative use of ideas taken from quantum physics.

This critique takes place not on the grounds of any assumed weaknesses in Badiou’s understanding of mathematics or set theory in particular, but on the use that Badiou makes of mathematics. This compelling and highly original book represents a confrontation between two of the most radical thinkers at work innto France today:

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