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The Concept of Non-Photography The Concept of Non-Photography

By François Laruelle By François Laruelle
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Description: If philosophy has always understood its relation to the world according to the model of the instantaneous flash of a photographic shot, how can there be a 'philosophy of photography' that is not viciously self-reflexive? Challenging the assumptions made by any theory of photography that leaves its own 'onto-photo-logical' conditions uninterrogated, Laruelle thinks the photograph non-philosophically, so as to discover an essence of photography that precedes its historical, technological and aesthetic conditions. 'The Concept of Non-Photography' develops a rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to science, philosophy, and art, and introduces the reader to all of the key concepts of Laruelle's 'non-philosophy'.

Review: What excites Laruelle is that photography incarnates a decisionless move from original to copy. Hence, contrary to the whole modern history of photography theory that assumes a wholly specular relationship between photography and its referents, photography is, in itself, a fundamentally anti-specular mechanism. - John Roberts, Philosophy of Photography

Contents: What is Seen In a Photo?; A Science of Photography; A Non-Philosophy of Creation; Qu'est que voir en photo?; Un science de la photographie; Une non-philosophie de la creation

Author Biography: Francois Laruelle, Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris X (Nanterre) is the author of more than twenty books, including 'Biography of the Ordinary Man', 'Theory of Strangers', 'Principles of Non-Philosophy', 'Future Christ', 'Struggle and Utopia at the End Times of Philosophy', 'Anti-Badiou', and 'Non-Standard Philosophy'.

Description: If philosophy has always understood its relation to the world according to the model of the instantaneous flash of a photographic shot, how can there be a 'philosophy of photography' that is not viciously self-reflexive? Challenging the assumptions made by any theory of photography that leaves its own 'onto-photo-logical' conditions uninterrogated, Laruelle thinks the photograph non-philosophically, so as to discover an essence of photography that precedes its historical, technological and aesthetic conditions. 'The Concept of Non-Photography' develops a rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to science, philosophy, and art, and introduces the reader to all of the key concepts of Laruelle's 'non-philosophy'.

Review: What excites Laruelle is that photography incarnates a decisionless move from original to copy. Hence, contrary to the whole modern history of photography theory that assumes a wholly specular relationship between photography and its referents, photography is, in itself, a fundamentally anti-specular mechanism. - John Roberts, Philosophy of Photography

Contents: What is Seen In a Photo?; A Science of Photography; A Non-Philosophy of Creation; Qu'est que voir en photo?; Un science de la photographie; Une non-philosophie de la creation

Author Biography: Francois Laruelle, Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris X (Nanterre) is the author of more than twenty books, including 'Biography of the Ordinary Man', 'Theory of Strangers', 'Principles of Non-Philosophy', 'Future Christ', 'Struggle and Utopia at the End Times of Philosophy', 'Anti-Badiou', and 'Non-Standard Philosophy'.

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SKU 9780983216919
Author(s) Laruelle, François
Publisher(s) Yrbanomic / Sequence Press
Format Paperback
Original publication date 1 Apr 2011
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Number of pages 303

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