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By François Laruelle

This compelling and hugely unique ebook represents a war of words among of the main radical thinkers at paintings in France this day: Alain Badiou and the writer, François Laruelle.

At face price, 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 substantially diversified. Badiou's whole undertaking goals to re-educate philosophy via one technology: arithmetic. Laruelle conscientiously examines Badiou's Being and Event 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 notion that breaks philosophy's continuous enthrall with arithmetic and as a substitute opens up a myriad of 'non-standard' locations the place pondering are available and practised.

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