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By John Ó Maoilearca

All concepts Are Equal is either an advent to the paintings of French thinker François Laruelle and an workout in nonhuman pondering. For Laruelle, typical varieties of philosophy proceed to dominate our types of what counts as exemplary concept and information. against this, what Laruelle calls his “non-standard” procedure makes an attempt to convey democracy into suggestion, simply because all kinds of thinking—including the nonhuman—are equal.

John Ó Maoilearca examines how philosophy may seem while seen with non-philosophical and nonhuman eyes. He does so via refusing to provide an explanation for Laruelle via orthodox philosophy, opting in its place to persist with the constitution of a movie (Lars von Trier’s documentary The 5 Obstructions) to illustrate of the non-standard process. Von Trier’s movie is a meditation at the inventive limits set by way of movie, either technologically and aesthetically, and the way those limits can push our adventure of film—and of ourselves—beyond what's in general deemed “the ideal human.”

All concepts Are equivalent adopts film’s constraints in its personal test by way of displaying how Laruelle’s noticeably new variety of philosophy is better provided via our such a lot nonhuman type of thought—that present in cinema.

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