Translation of François Laruelle, “Invent Philosophy!” from En tant qu’un (1991)

Invent Philosophy![1]François LaruelleFrom En tant qu’un: la « non-philosophie » expliquée aux philosophes (Paris: Aubier, 1991), 145-171.Translated by Jeremy R. SmithPDF Don’t do as philosophers do: Invent philosophy! Radically change its practice! Multiply its potentialities! Stop critiquing and deconstructing it! Treat it experimentally like any such object! If there must be a programme, it’s this.…More

Translation of Gérard Kponsou, “What Does ‘Doxology is the Social Instantiation of europanalysis’ Mean?” From De la Doxologie (2020)

What Does ‘Doxology is the Social Instantiation of europanalysis’ Mean?Gérard KponsouFrom De la Doxologie: témoin d’europanalyse (Plancy-L’Abbaye: INGENS, 2020), 55-61.Translated by Jeremy R. SmithPDF In Fragment 4,[1] I defend a dualitary dialectic between François Laruelle’s non-philosophy and the europanalysis I emphasize from Serge Valdinoci’s subject, with the merits grounded by a “radicality towards sociality,” referring…More

Translation of François Laruelle, “The Man and The Subject of Generic Science,” from Introduction aux sciences génériques (2008)

The Man and the Subject of Generic ScienceFrançois LaruelleFrom Introduction aux sciences génériques (Paris: Éditions Pétra, 2008), p.111-123.Translated by Jeremy R. SmithPDF Man-in-person: from the implace[1] to the mi-lieuThe Man who assumes the generic is not Feuerbach’s “generic man,” which is nothing but a post-Hegelian symptom to transform. Feuerbach identifies a subject and an attribute…More

Translation of François Laruelle, “Genealogy of Deconstruction and the Differantial Break,” from Machines textuelles (1976)

Genealogy of Deconstruction and the Differantial BreakFrançois LaruelleFrom Machines textuelles: déconstruction et libido d’écriture (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1976), 39-45.Translated by Jeremy R. SmithPDF 1) Differantial thought in general (Derrida and Deleuze) is first defined by its effects, for example those that it withdraws from the structure or produced within it, depending on whether it…More

Translation of François Laruelle, “Introduction: Phenomenon and Difference,” From Phénomène et différence (1971)

Introduction: Phenomenon and DifferenceFrançois LaruelleFrom Phénomène et différence: essai sur l’ontologie de Ravaisson (Paris: Éditions Klincksieck, 1971), p.9-11.Translated by Jeremy R. SmithPDF Difference is nothing but the theme of this essay, not its thesis or its concept. Difference is not posed here but sought: what is the element of difference or its milieu of origin?…More

Translation of François Laruelle, “Onto-Theo-Phany and the Re-Expression of the Origin,” From Phénomène et différence (1971)

Onto-Theo-Phany and the Re-Expression of the OriginFrançois LaruelleFrom Phénomène et différence: essai sur l’ontologie de Ravaisson (Paris: Éditions Klincksieck, 1971), p.45-53.Translated by Jeremy R. SmithPDF Ravaisson’s philosophical act presents itself as an enterprise of the history of philosophy, religions, art, mores, and more generally all the products of the spontaneous wisdom of peoples. This reading…More

Translation of François Laruelle, “Theory of Messiahs,” From Mystique non-philosophique à l’usage des contemporains (2007)

Theory of MessiahsFrançois LaruelleFrom Mystique non-philosophique à l’usage des contemporains (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2007), p.266-277.Translation by Jeremy R. SmithPDF Salvation and LiberationNon-consistency determines the liberation of the subject as Christ or Future in-the-last-Humaneity. To liberate oneself from the World has always been superior to liberty – such is the principle of mystical liberty as Christian. Liberty…More

Translation of François Laruelle, “The New Image of Thought As Fusion of the Quantum and Philosophy,” from Tétralogos (2018)

The New Image of Thought As Fusion of the Quantum and PhilosophyFrançois LaruelleFrom Tétralogos: un opéra de philosophies (Paris: Cérf, 2018), p.152-156; p.157-161.PDF 1. As An Undulatory AspectThe first phase of our construction is the constitution of the matrix or quantization under the double sign Marx with Planck. A new image of thought is announced…More

Translation of François Laruelle, “The Three Journalisms” (2007)

The Three JournalismsFrançois LaruelleSeptember 7, 2007From ONPhI, Les lettres non-philosophiquesPDF By what right do journalists believe they can speak about the world, to talk about it correctly, what authorizes them to do so? We generally call journalist an intellectual who narrates the world without worrying about having access to it rather than wondering about it.…More