Chapter

A Summary of Non-Philosophy

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EXCERPT

The Two Problems of Non-Philosophy

1.1.1. Non-philosophy is a discipline born of reflection upon two problems whose solutions finally coincided. On the one hand, the problem of the One’s ontological status within philosophy, which associates it, whether explicitly or not, with being and with the other, but refuses to acknowledge its radical autonomy. On the other hand, the problem of the theoretical status of philosophy, insofar as the latter constitutes a kind of practice, affect, or existence, but one lacking in a rigorous knowledge of
itself: philosophy remains a field of objective phenomena that have not yet been subjected to theoretical overview…