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Future Christ: A Lesson in Heresy

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Future Christ is one of the first English translations of the work of François Laruelle, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary French philosophy and the creator of the practice of 'non-philosophy'.

In this work Laruelle draws on material from the traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Gnosticism, but he does so by suspending their authority. This adventure in non
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Hardcover, 184 pages
Published February 17th 2011 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Feb 03, 2011 rated it liked it
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This work functions as an extension of the framework of non-philosophy into a field which Laurelle argues exhibits analogous tendencies to that of philosophy, namely: Christianity. Just as philosophy for non-philosophy is material to be subjected to a non-philosophical dualysis, (to subject the ideal-real mixture of philosophy to a thinking in terms of the irreversible force of the one-real), so to can Christianity, also functioning through possessing an ideal real-mixture, be subjected to a sim ...more
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Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A significant contribution to studies on heresy and orthodoxy on philosophical thought.
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Made it half way through but couldn't finish out of frustration. I can handle only so much french obscurantism...
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Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Why did I not read this sooner?

Uncanny correspondences between Laruelle's thought and mine - without possible influence in any direction.

Meta-performative, no?
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François Laruelle (French: [laʁɥɛl] is a French philosopher, formerly of the Collège international de philosophie and the University of Paris X: Nanterre. Laruelle has been publishing since the early 1970s and now has around twenty book-length titles to his name. Alumnus of the École normale supérieure, Laruelle is notable for developing a science of philosophy that he calls non-philosophy. He cur ...more