Philosophy and Non-Philosophy


The expression ‘non-philosophy’ can take on two complementary meanings.

In its widest conception, it is a new distribution of the relations between science, philosophy and thought, a distribution established on the basis of distinctions and definitions that are no longer of philosophical origin but which, strictly speaking, we must call scientific. We will explain why. In its narrowest conception, it is a new practice—precisely, a scientific practice—of philosophy, which is thereby relieved of its own authority…