A mood for Philosophy

François Laruelle, Anne-Françoise Schmid


In this dialogue with Francois Laruelle Anne-Françoise Schmid suggests that Laruelle's non-philosophy, which begins with an indecision, could be conceived as something that in the history of painting has been called figura serpentinata, "serpentine line". This line, which produces a kind of music by the use of concepts, is visible according her trough his whole work: from his first book on Ravaisson, Phenomenon and Difference (1971), through to his last one, The Last Humanity: A New Ecological Science, published in French in 2015 and expected to appear in English in 2018.


non-philosophy, the One, the generic, quantum physics, transcendental, transcendence


Careri, Giovanni. La torpeur des Ancêtres. Juifs et chrétiens dans la chapelle Sixtine. Paris: EHESS, 2013.

Laruelle, François. Phénomène et Différence. Essai sur Ravaisson.Paris, Klincksiec, 1971.

Laruelle, François. En dernière humanité. La nouvelle science écologique. Paris: Cerf, 2015.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25180/lj.v19i2.90


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