All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

2017.02.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Ó Maoilearca, All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy, University of Minnesota Press, 2015, 375pp., $30.00
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2017.02.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Ó Maoilearca, All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy, University of Minnesota Press, 2015, 375pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780816697359. Reviewed by Anthony Paul Smith, La Salle University Hyperbole might lead one to claim that today, more than ever, the question of equality is of the upmost ethical importance and that philosophers must attend to that question if they wish to remain relevant. The truth is that the demand and cry for equality has long been sounded and long gone unanswered by the powers of this world. Furthermore philosophers have largely constructed a philosophy of inequality through their practice of distinction or decision (from the Latin decidere, literally meaning to "to cut off"). What would it mean to take the demand and anguished cry for equality seriously, not only as a political and ethical demand, but as a demand for the performance of thinking itself? In this. . .

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