October 21, 2021
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Laruelle, Francois. “Mon Parmenide.” La Decision philosophique 7 (1989): 105-114.

On the argument: The One is One because it is One rather than because it is or is Other.

Non-Parmenidian Axioms

1. If the One (etc.), the One is the real identity that founds a transcendental rather than logical axiomatic.

2. If the One (…), and if Parmenides says the One that is, the transcendental axiomatic is non-Parmenidean.

3. If the One (…), and if man is the One itself, the Soul is the only non-Parmenidian identity.

4. If the One (…), axioms are specific effects that form the content of the Soul.

5. If the One (…), the Soul loves axioms.

6. If the One (…), the axiom is made for man, not man for the axioms.

7. If the One (…), Being, the Existent, the Other, Unity, and all the words of language form the alphabet of the transcendental axiomatic.

8. If the One (…), and if man is the only non-Parmenidian identity, the systems that axiomatize the Existent, Being, the Other, Unity, and all the words of language are the content of the Soul.

9. If the One (…), contraries can been rendered identical in the last instance of the One or are consistent.

10. If the One (…), axioms are consistent as affects in-One.

11. If the One (…), the transcendental consistency of axioms is neither their logical consistency nor their philosophical consistency of contraries under the rule of their identity.

12. If the One (…), then the statements: “The One is/and Being,” “the One is/and the Existent,” “the One is/and Unity” are philosophical axioms: transcendent, non-consistent, and illusory.

If Being is affected as it affects itself, the One is the Affected that has never been touched by itself or another thing.

If Being is that upon which we touch, the One is the untouchable Touched by us.

If Being is attribute for a subject, the One is the Attributed itself as subject.

If Being is the cutting of the image, the One is the Cut that has never been an image.

If Being is the repression of the One, the One is the Repressed that precedes the repression.

If Being is the affect of death, the One is the emotion that renders us immortal.

If Being is the Thing, the One is the Soul that precedes the Thing.

If Being is the difference between Being and things, the One is the indifference of the One to Being.

If Being is the eye that is and is not the flesh, the One is the vision that precedes the eye.

If Being sees all things as though in a mirror, the One sees the One and Being without mirrors.

If Being is convertible with the One, the One is only with inconvertibility itself.

If Being is overman, the One is man condemned to the human.

If Being is cinema, the One is a snapshot [arrêt-sur-image].

If Being is logos, the One is logos-in-stasis [arrêt-sur-logos].

If Being is neighborhood, the One is solitude before the neighborhood.

B – I

If the One that is One because it is One rather than because it is or is Other determines the existent in the last instance, what happens to the existent?

We shall summarize: if the One…

We shall sometimes specify the reserve or cause of the “last instance” by summarizing for the economy of writing.

If the One (…), the existent is identical (to) the existent in the identity of the last instance (of) the One.

If the One (…), the existent says itself (of) the existent, of Being or (of) the Other, not of the One.

If the One (…), the existent, and not simply man, is ontological or says Being in the non-ontology of the last instance (of) the One.

If the One (…), the existent is the existent without being the existent-of-Being.

If the One (…), the existent is indifferently Being to the indifference (of) the One.

If the One (…), Being is given as an existent and the existent given as Being.

If the One (…), matter is ideal to the non-eidetic transparency (of) the One.

If the One (…), the existent is phenomenal to the phenomenon (of) the One.

If the One (…), the divers is through and through unity to the non-unity (of) the One.

If the One (…), the singular is identically universal singularity to the individu-a-lity (of) the One.

If the One (…), the object is affect (of) transcendence to the affect (of) the One.

If the One (…), the earth is flat like a superstructure to the simplicity (of) the One.

If the One (…), the star is theorem of the night to the night (of) the One.

If the One (…), the sensible is intelligible to the non-intelligible immanence (of) the One.

If the One (…), man is humanity to the human non-humanity (of) the One.

If the One (…), the given is givenness or given (of) the One.

If the One (…), the real is reality to the real (of) the One.

translated by Jeremy R. Smith

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