by François Laruelle. Edited and introduced by Gabriel Alkon and Boris Gunjevic
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Early Praise for The Non Philosophy Project
“Of the post-1960s generation of modern French thinkers, François Laruelle is the most difficult and arguably the most probing. He raises the question of whether there could not be a philosophy or philosophies entirely other to ‘philosophy’ as we know it, based upon different axiomatizations. The debate that must now ensue is whether or not some pre-modern, theological, and non-western philosophies were not indeed already ‘non-philosophies’ and whether a ‘non-philosophy’ must necessarily assume a materialist guise. Laruelle has moved the theoretical conversation well beyond post-structuralism and postmodernism. He is a great thinker, and we are all deeply in his debt.” — John Milbank, Professor of Religion, Politics, and Ethics, University of Nottingham
“François Laruelle, uniquely, has probed the question of materialism to its very depths—to a point where monism challenges rationalism and the absoluteness of matter becomes a religious absolute, accessible only by gnosis. After his work, the world will forever look topsy-turvy. But maybe just this insight will help us to set it right in an altogether new and unexpected fashion.” — Catherine Pickstock, Reader in Philosophy and Theology, Fellow and Tutor of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
“François Laruelle is not the ‘next big thing’ in philosophy. His thought does not aim to correct, reduce, or supersede that of Derrida, or Deleuze, or Badiou. That game of European ‘master thinkers’—with each new figure superseding the previous model—is over. What Laruelle offers us instead is a new vision of philosophy that is neither a right nor a wrong representation of reality, but is a material part of the real, a ‘mixte,’ ‘amphiboly,’ or ‘dyad’ that refracts the real. In The Non-Philosophy Project, we see Laruelle construct this vision in one of the most demanding and provocative intellectual practices within contemporary theory: an absolutely immanent, democratic, and materialist mode of thinking.” — John Mullarkey, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Kingston University, London
$21.95 | Paperback | 248 pages
About the Editors
Gabriel Alkon teaches literature in the Department of English at Baruch College, CUNY. He is completing a doctorate at Yale University on self-gift and self-abandonment in modern American poetics.
Boris Gunjevic is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Croatia and Associate Professor of the History of Philosophy and Liturgy at the Theological Faculty Matthias Flacius Illyricus, Zagreb, Croatia.
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