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Theory of Identities

François Laruelle


François Laruelle proposes a theory of identity rooted in scientific notions of symmetry and chaos, emancipating thought from the philosophical paradigm of Being and reconnecting it with the real world. Unlike most contemporary philosophers, Laruelle does not believe language, history, and the world shape identity but that identity determines our relation to these phenomena. Both critical and constructivist, Theory of Identities finds fault with contemporary philosophy’s reductive relation to science and its attachment to notions of singularity, difference, and multiplicity, which extends this ... More

Keywords: singularity, identity, multiplicity, philosophy, science, fractality

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168946
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Laruelle, author
Paris West University Nanterre La Défense

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