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By François Laruelle

ISBN-10: 1441195742

ISBN-13: 9781441195746

This compelling and hugely unique publication represents a disagreement among of the main radical thinkers at paintings in France this present day: Alain Badiou and the writer, François Laruelle.
At face worth, the 2 have a lot in universal: either espouse a place of absolute immanence; either argue that philosophy is conditioned through technological know-how; and either command a pluralism of idea. Anti-Badiou relates the parallel tales of Badiou's Maoist 'ontology of the void' and Laruelle's personal performative perform of 'non-philosophy' and explains why the 2 are actually notably diversified. Badiou's whole venture goals to re-educate philosophy via one technology: arithmetic. Laruelle rigorously examines Badiou's Being and occasion and exhibits how Badiou has created a brand new aristocracy that crowns his personal philosophy because the grasp of a complete theoretical universe. In flip, Laruelle explains the distinction together with his personal non-philosophy as a real democracy of suggestion that breaks philosophy's continuous enthrall with arithmetic and as a substitute opens up a myriad of 'non-standard' areas the place considering are available and practised.

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The essence of this Multiple lies in the immanence of superposition, its simple transcending such that it faIls into-immanence. It no longer has a transcendental identity, mu ch less the transcendent identity of the repressed set -form. 4 Under the name of "ontologY:' OV defines a new form of materialism, by substituting for the old "empiricist" vocabulary of metaphysical materialism the post -Heideggerian transcendental vocabulary- in particular the terms of Being, the One and the Multipleand sometimes the Sartrian terminology of the "in itself' This is a "materialism" insofar as it is a question of the identity "in itself" of pure transcendence, or the Multiple "in itself;' of Being outside aIl "ontological difference:' NP defines a thought that, as immanental and not using only Anti-Badiou 10 transcendentals, refuses aIl philos op hic al (idealist and/or materialist) decision, and roots itself in the sole real-One, while remaining in a relation that is unilateral or without relation to ...

We can now take up these indications in more detail, to complete them. 1 The real is grasped either (OV) as Being, that is to say radical exteriority, not in relation to something else but in itself (qua multiple-of-multiples), or in a certain way as the immanence of pure transcendence, and thus freed from itself and absolutely autonomous; or (NP) as One-in-One, that is to say as radical immanence which is not immanence to an exteriority in itself, but immanence-(to)-selfby way of interference or superposition of a quantum -undulatory type rather than 8 Anti-Badiou an in-itself type.

The rules of the "anti-» genre are not firmly established: there is the critique, the polemic even, but this is not a specifically philosophical genre-its rules are perhaps religious in essence, always a little ad hominem. And non-philosophy is precisely, if one might say so, ad hominos-it is an act of defense, not of intolerance; the defense of a certain hum an universality against an individual spokesperson of a tradition that is believed to place it in danger. This combining of the address and that to which it is addressed is the first aspect of an ultimatum of defense.

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