From Decision to Heresy : Experiments in Non-standard Thought
This introductory collection of writings by creative and subversive thinker Francois Laruelle opens with an introduction based upon an in-depth interview that traces the abiding concerns of his prolific output. The eleven newly translated essays that follow, dating from 1985 to the present, range from the origins of 'non-philosophy' to its evolution into what Laruelle now calls 'non-standard philosophy'. Two appendices present a number of Laruelle's experimental texts, which have not previously appeared in English translation, and a transcript of an early intervention and discussion on his 'transvaluation' of Kant's transcendental method.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 111.76 x 172.72 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
- 01 Oct 2012
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction: Laruelle Undivided; A Rigorous Science of Man; Toward a Science of Philosophical Decision; Revolution within the Limits of Science Alone; The Transcendental Method; The 'Non-Philosophical' Paradigm; What Is Non-Philosophy?; Philosophy and Non-Philosophy; Non-Philosophy as Heresy; A Summary of Non-Philosophy; From the First to the Second Non-Philosophy; The Degrowth of Philosophy; Experimental Texts, Fictions, Hyperspeculation; Variations on a Theme by Heidegger; Leibniz Variations; Letter to Deleuze; Universe Black in the Human Foundations of Colour; What the One Sees in the One; Transvaluation of the Transcendental Method
About Francois Laruelle
Francois Laruelle, Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris X (Nanterre) is the author of more than twenty books, including 'Biography of the Ordinary Man', 'Theory of Strangers', 'Principles of Non-Philosophy', 'Future Christ', 'Struggle and Utopia at the End Times of Philosophy', 'Anti-Badiou', and 'Non-Standard Philosophy'.
'Covering nearly thirty years of material, and so charting Laruelle's work through every stage of its turn to Non-Philosophy proper, From Decision to Heresy is a crucial volume for anyone coming to this radically different kind of thought for the first time. A very important collection.'-John O Maoilearca, Kingston University