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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We require further details as to the new version of non-philosophy, and as to the analytic means that will allow us to detect in Badiou the indestructible residue of philosophy, and its conservation-reeducation by Cantor and Mao under the sign of Plato.

But Laruelle’s engagement is more careful and narrow than those ready to “Sokalize” his work might expect. Sign in Create an account. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This is a demand, not for the aggressive macho militancy present in Badiou’s political writings, but for philosophy, and every authoritarian discourse, to stop harassing men and women. Thus philosophy as written and as suture of thought should be distinctly separated.

Laruelle carefully examines Badiou’s Being and Event and shows how Badiou has created a new aristocracy that crowns his own philosophy as the master of an entire theoretical universe.

To mix Badiou and Derrida in this way — what a monstrous thought! The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy.

This is developed in more length in a later chapter, philoxophy and Mathematics in the Mirror”, where Laruelle pushes the polemic into a more focused critique of Badiou’s use of mathematics. Laruelle asks the question: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Alain Badiou in Continental Philosophy. Badiou and the Philosophers: Please try again later. In turn, Laruelle explains the contrast with his own non-philosophy as a true democracy of thought that breaks philosophy’s continual enthrall with mathematics and instead opens up a myriad of ‘non-standard’ places where thinking can be found and practised.


Laruelle makes a strong argument against all periods of Badious thinking. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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. Alain Badiou and the Future of Communism.

Yet, in contrast to this, we have the feminine not-All which reads: Here the target is Badiou the Philosopher. Throughout, we are shown where Badiou and Laruelle, so similar in respect to vocabulary, yet worlds apart in terms of ambition, fundamentally differ: This surface abti-badiou can be summarized as the claim that philosophy is not sufficient in itself to do its work, but always requires some extra-philosophical material for its own function.

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I shall call this type of situation a suture. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

An important contribution of the book is its critique of the principle of mathematical sufficiency, i. Since a decision is external, any particular philosophy is incapable of thinking its own decision; rather the decision is its blindspot.

Badiou as anachronistic Maoist, or Badiou as unrepentant Platonist.

Anti-Badiou: The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy – Francois Laruelle – Google Books

From this understanding of philosophy, info can say that what nonphilosophy does is suspend the decisional authority of philosophy. Laruelle carefully examines Badiou’s Being and Event and shows how Badiou has created a new aristocracy that crowns his own philosophy as the master of an entire theoretical universe.


Account Options Sign in. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amongst contemporary French philosophers, Alain Badiou is a master polemicist.

The Parmenides problematic solved. Undertaking a philosophical project in the genre of polemic is always dangerous. Contents 1 Nito brief synoptic parallel.

In the process he also ends up presenting his own project using Badiou’s as a contrasting counter-model. While contemporary French philosophy, under the influence of Derrida’s deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari’s schizoanalysis, has repressed this faith, Tge has attempted to show in his other works that this faith still lies beneath the surface and returns with a vengeance in their philosophical acts.

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

At face value, the two have much in common: A Critical Introduction to Non-Philosophytrans. Laruelle’s dagger is sharper and more deadly, for his target is Badiou the philosopher!

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