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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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Scientific Discovery and Revelation

Scientific Discovery and Revelation

(p.179) Ten Scientific Discovery and Revelation

François Laruelle

, Robin Mackay
Columbia University Press

This chapter examines the distinction between immanent scientific discovery and the philosophico-theological “revelation” of a marvelous and illuminating exteriority. More specifically, it considers how a discovery can be made by means of immanent mechanisms, as is the case for the science-in-Christ. It suggests that the metaphor of revelation is a contraction of sensible phenomena that must be made explicit and rendered intelligible by means of an adequate science, and that revelation as preemption of the subject by idempotence is an immanent or generic formalization of the worldly subject. It also discusses messianity through an immanence that implies a minimum of unilateral duality between the instances in play, along with conversion, ultimation, and universion.

Keywords:   scientific discovery, revelation, science-in-Christ, idempotence, messianity, immanence, unilateral duality, conversion, ultimation, universion

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