By John Ó Maoilearca
All techniques Are Equal is either an advent to the paintings of French thinker François Laruelle and an workout in nonhuman considering. For Laruelle, general kinds of philosophy proceed to dominate our types of what counts as exemplary notion and information. against this, what Laruelle calls his “non-standard” strategy makes an attempt to carry democracy into suggestion, simply because all different types of thinking—including the nonhuman—are equal.
John Ó Maoilearca examines how philosophy may perhaps look while seen with non-philosophical and nonhuman eyes. He does so by way of refusing to give an explanation for Laruelle via orthodox philosophy, opting as an alternative to keep on with the constitution of a movie (Lars von Trier’s documentary The 5 Obstructions) for instance of the non-standard strategy. Von Trier’s movie is a meditation at the artistic limits set through movie, either technologically and aesthetically, and the way those limits can push our adventure of film—and of ourselves—beyond what's quite often deemed “the ideal human.”
All ideas Are equivalent adopts film’s constraints in its personal test via displaying how Laruelle’s noticeably new form of philosophy is better provided via our such a lot nonhuman type of thought—that present in cinema.
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