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Dictionary of Non-Philosophy

2013
Author:

François Laruelle

Dictionary of Non-Philosophy

An insightful guide for wandering within the territory of non-philosophy

In The Dictionary of Non-Philosophy, the French thinker François Laruelle provides an enormous dictionary with a theoretical introduction, carefully crafting his thoughts to explain the numerous terms and neologisms that he deems necessary for the project of non-philosophy. With a collective of thinkers also interested in the project, Laruelle has created an essential guide for entering into his non-standard, non-philosophical terrain.

In The Dictionary of Non-Philosophy, the French thinker François Laruelle does something unprecedented for philosophers: he provides an enormous dictionary with a theoretical introduction, carefully crafting his thoughts to explain the numerous terms and neologisms that he deems necessary for the project of non-philosophy. With a collective of thinkers also interested in the project, Laruelle has taken up the difficult task of creating an essential guide for entering into his non-standard, non-philosophical terrain. And for Laruelle, even the idea of a dictionary and what a dictionary is become material for his non-philosophical inquiries. As his opening note begins, “Thus on the surface and within the philosophical folds of the dictionary, identity and its effect upon meaning are what is at stake.”

Dictionary of Non-Philosophy

François Laruelle is professor emeritus at the University of Paris West Nanterre La Défence and the inventor of the science of philosophy, non-philosophy.

Taylor Adkins is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at Emory University. He is a founding member of the blog Fractal Ontology and has also translated work by Felix Guattari.

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