TB: Hello, I’m taking a break from my video reading of François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN to reply to questions from Isidore. Isidore: …
—- Blake is quite informed and is a Cornucopia of knowledge and experience about Continental philosophies and philosophers.
However, my comment goes more to the difference that is indicated through the Continental tradition, in contrast to the differences in authorial content. If there is an example of what The Two Routes sheds light upon, it is the difference between Blake’s and my own purchases upon the material.
I see Blake’s reading and approach as topical and thus really quite in the material vein, though I am not sure he would identify himself as a materialist. But he does call himself a pluralist, which I associate generally with a material view, or orientation, upon things.
The other route is indeed what is indicated but never revealed aspect of real material, that is, what is true of the material, or, it’s substance. I see Laruelle as implicitly involved with such substance, and at that, aside from the more religious materialistic versions derived by real interpretive readings of him.