Login

Laruelle, François

A Biography of Ordinary Man: On Authorities and Minorities

Laruelle, François - A Biography of Ordinary Man: On Authorities and Minorities, ebook

26,45€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781509509997
DRM Restrictions

Printing78 pages with an additional page accrued every 10 hours, capped at 78 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

This book is a foundational text for our understanding of François Laruelle, one of France's leading thinkers, whose ideas have emerged as an important touchstone for contemporary theoretical discussions across multiple disciplines.

One of Laruelle’s first systematic elaborations of his ethical and "non-philosophical" thought, this critical dialogue with some of the dominant voices of continental philosophy offers a rigorous science of individuals as minorities or as separated from the World, History, and Philosophy. Through novel theorizations of finitude and determination in the last instance, Laruelle develops a thought "of the One" as a "minoritarian" paradigm that resists those paradigms that foreground difference as the conceptual matrix for understanding the status of the minority. The critique of the "unitary illusion" of philosophy developed here stands at the foundation of Laruelle’s approach to "uni-lateralizing" the power of philosophy and the universals with which it has always thought, and thereby acts as a basis for his subsequent investigations of victims, mysticism, and Gnosticism.

This book will appeal to students and scholars of continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, aesthetics, and cultural theory.

Keywords: Ethics, Cultural Studies Special Topics, Ethics, Cultural Studies Special Topics, non-philosophy; continental philosophy; the individual

Author(s)
Translator
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
260 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509509997
Printed ISBN
9781509509966

Similar titles