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Christo-FictionThe Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem$
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François Laruelle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167246

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167246.001.0001

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The Generic Science of the World

The Generic Science of the World

(p.161) Eight The Generic Science of the World

François Laruelle

, Robin Mackay
Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on the generic science of the world, along with “christo-fictional” statements that will be received as theological fictions but that are nevertheless true. It begins with an overview of substantial religions as opposed to formal or generic religion before turning to a discussion of the abstract, Judeo-Christian, and Greco-Christian problematics. It then considers the ambiguity of Christianity and Christ as “factum” of faith or as mediate-without-mediation, followed by an analysis of the generic quantum theory and the science of religions. It also examines what keeps the transcendental opening of Being open, preventing it from falling back on itself, or what it is that maintains the transcendental dimension and makes it a quantum of phenomenal distance. Finally, it argues that Christ invents the quantum of faith, presenting himself as generic (and thus unilateral) duality, as the necessary condition under which every life is led and reproduced.

Keywords:   generic science, world, christo-fiction, substantial religions, generic religion, Christianity, Christ, faith, mediate-without-mediation, generic quantum theory

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