Rocco Gangle is Professor of Philosophy at Endicott College. He is the author of Francois Laruelle’s Philosophies of Difference: A Critical Introduction and Guide (EUP 2013) and Diagrammatic Immanence: Category Theory and Philosophy (EUP 2016), co-author of Iconicity and Abduction (Springer 2017) and co-editor of Superpositions: Laruelle and the Humanities (Rowman and Littlefield 2017). His research focuses on semiotics, diagrammatic logic, metaphysics and political philosophy.

Laruelle and Non-Philosophy: An Introduction

This course fulfills a requirement for the Philosophy & Psychoanalysis Certificate.

Credits: 5

Format: Blended-Learning (Self-Paced)
Prerequisites: None

Requirements: The researcher/participant in this seminar must complete the course either via: (a) a written examination; or (b) a 2,000 word research paper due no latter than January 15, 2020.

Language: English



This course will introduce the philosophical thought of the French thinker, François Laruelle.

Books and Materials

F. Laruelle, From Decision to Heresy, Sequence/Urbanomic.

F. Laruelle, Philosophies of Difference, Bloomsbury.


To complete this course, a researcher/participant must either: (a) take a written examination; or (b) submit a 2,000 word research paper due no later than 15 January 2020 (or no longer than 4 weeks after completing the course work).



Lecture 1: Non-philosophy: key concepts and methodology

(text: From Decision to Heresy)

Lecture 2: Beyond Nietzsche/Heidegger

(text: Philosophies of Difference)

Lecture 3: Applications: non-aesthetics, non-ethics

(texts: Photo-Fiction; General Theory of Victims)


When one successfully passes this course they are eligible to receive 100 GCASY tokens