Universitatea „Spiru Haret“ din Bucureşti, Facultatea de Litere „Spiru Haret” University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters
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1 / 2011
Quentin Meillassoux or anti-modern philosophy
The claim for „strong” thinking has not lost all its relevance after the decline of ideological narratives, even if such a claim has to comprehend the reasons of the actual postmodern relativism. This is what only theory dares, and Quentin Meillassoux takes on this task in his book Apres la finitude. Essai sur la necessite de la contingence (Paris, Seuil, 2006, translated into English as After Finitude, an essay on the necessity of contingency, trans. Ray Brassier, University of Michigan, Continuum, 2008). After deconstruction, the principle of „the necessity of contingence” proposes, in an heroic gesture, to retie with the pre-„correlationist” philosophy and thus to find out a way of thinking whose truth does not depend anymore on the effective presence of the subject. Relaying upon the way Alain Badiou, theorizes the transfinite numbers, Quentin Meillassoux tries to ascertain the augural gesture of human reason to think transcendance as a rest, always irreducible, of immanence. a fondement In this book. This is why we think that Meillassoux is an excellent illustration of what Antoine Compagnon calls „the antimodernes – moderns in freedom”.
Key words: Quentin Meillassoux, French theory, leftist thinking, metaphysics, correlationism
- Quentin Meillassoux, Après la finitude. Essai sur la nécessité de la contingence, Paris, Seuil, 2006
- Antoine Compagnon, Antimodernii, trad. Irina Mavrodin şi Adina Diniţoiu, Bucureşti, Art, 2008
- Immanuel Kant, Critica facultăţii de judecată, Bucureşti, Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică, 1981.