Introduction to Non-Marxism

2015.12.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Laruelle, Introduction to Non-Marxism, Anthony Paul Smith (tr.), Univocal Publishing, 2015, 194pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.12.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Laruelle, Introduction to Non-Marxism, Anthony Paul Smith (tr.), Univocal Publishing, 2015, 194pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781937561239. Reviewed by Ian James, University of Cambridge As the Anglophone reception and appreciation of François Laruelle's work grows, it is worth reminding ourselves of the radicality of its ambition to be a thoroughgoing non-representational style of theorising and thinking. Carried out in the name of the destruction of onto-theology, the overcoming of metaphysics, the excess of the Real, or the deconstruction of presence, the attempt to think outside of traditional representational categories and to do so by means of novel philosophical styles or gestures is, of course, typical of much twentieth-century European philosophy, particularly that coming out of France. It may be tempting, therefore, to view Laruelle's writing as simply one further, albeit idiosyncratic in the. . .

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