286 pages, paperback, 115x175mm, 2012eur 24.00incl. eur 1.57 vat if philosophy has always understood itself and its world according to the model of the photograph, then how can there be a "philosophy of photography" that is not viciously self-reflexive? by thinking the photograph "non-philosophically", laruelle discovers an essence of photography that precedes its historical, technological and aesthetic conditions. challenging the customary assumptions made by any "theory of photography" that leaves its own "onto-photo-logical" conditions uninterrogated, and utilizing the concept of a "generalized fractality" to interrogate artistic creation, the concept of non-photography exposes a rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to philosophy, science and art.
françois laruelle, professor emeritus at the university of paris west nanterre la défence, is the founder of ‘non-philosophy’ and the author of around twenty works, including une biographie de l’homme ordinaire, principes de la non-philosophie, le christ futur: une leçon d’hérésie, and philosophie non-standard.