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All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

John Ó Maoilearca

Abstract

All Thoughts Are Equal is an introduction to the work of French philosopher François Laruelle and an experiment in nonhuman thinking. For Laruelle, standard forms of philosophy continue to dominate our models of what counts as exemplary thought and knowledge. By contrast, what Laruelle calls his “non-standard” approach attempts to bring democracy into thought, because all forms of thinking are equal in value. Philosophy–the discipline that posits itself as the power to think at the highest level–does not have a monopoly on reason. Such democracy clearly has relevance for the nonhuman, too. If ... More

Keywords: non-philosophy, posthumanism, paraconsistency, animal studies, film philosophy, Amerindian perspectivism, philosophy as horror, François Laruelle, Lars von Trier, Viveiros de Castro

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816697342
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Ó Maoilearca, author
Kingston University, London