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Theory of Identities$
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François Laruelle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168946

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168946.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Science, Identity, Fractality

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(p.1) Introduction
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Theory of Identities
Author(s):
Alyosha Edlebi
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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168946.003.0008

This chapter sets out the stakes of the book, arguing that contemporary philosophy has been dominated by various notions (multiplicity, singularity, etc.) that have obscured the position of identities. It goes on to explain philosophy’s resistance to the concept of identity and to science in general. It calls for a reevaluation of the relations between science and philosophy, and for a new conception of science based on a generalization of the scientific notions of fractality and chaos.

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

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