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Raynond Ruyer


Unruffled by the motif of the end of philosophy, Raymond Ruyer elaborated one of the most singular and unclassifiable metaphysics of the 20th century and reactivated philosophy's capacity to speculate on its canonical questions: What exists? How to account for life? What is the status of subjectivity? And how is freedom possible? Hailed by Deleuze as “the latest disciple of Leibniz,” Ruyer's philosophical alliance with science is unique in French philosophy and underlies the strikingly original rigor of his argumentation. His work weds new scientific discoveries with philosophical speculation ... More

Keywords: Metaphysics, Speculation, Virtual, Creation, Life, Science, Freedom, Philosophy, Self-survey, Nature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816692040
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raynond Ruyer, author