This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.
The non-philosophical is the outside of philosophy, a point of view from which it is possible to see the philosophical itself and criticize it but also from which it is possible to reassign the task of thinking through a democratic disciplinary process. Philosophical thinking moves in this direction: thinking (philosophy) → the Real. Non-philosophy introduces another direction — not an inverted Kantianism, but non-Kantianism: through the “force-(of)-thought” we move from the Real → thinking (non-philosophy). Each non-philosophy defines then a philosophical margin that it tolerates, circumscribes, reappropriates, or which it uses in order to expropriate itself. The non-philosophical is no longer to be understood as a marginal “object” under the gaze of the philosophical but the reverse. The philosophical is now only one “material” among others (the arts, ethics, science) — a material that non-philosophy can deploy and utilize. This task, therefore, concerns a new practice of philosophy, more universal than philosophy because it liberates itself from some of its postulates — in particular that of its correspondence to the Real. Overthrowing the authoritarianism of philosophical sufficiency — in showing the philosophical’s inadequacy and insufficiency with respect to the speculative realism.
Hunting with a well-groomed unicorn and monkey squire in the “Hours of Engelbert of Nassau“.