Who we are
We publish Literature of the future in Human Sciences
Les Éditions du non-A is the publisher of literatures of the future in humanities & science fiction. We publish books that allow us to think about the future with a “non-Aristotelian” approach – abbreviation Ā or non-A – meaning open-minded & non-binary.
Our areas of focus: psychology, life stories, futuristic novels, essays, children’s tales… any innovative book that helps sharpen human awareness and better anticipate the transformations of contemporary societies. In particular, our publishing house offers a collection – Les Clés de l’IFS – that addresses the human condition and its relationship with oneself and the world, through the innovative model of the Inner Family System.
Wander off the beaten track…
Our editorial space is open to a wide range of disciplines: anthropology, social psychology, ethnology, psychotherapy, philosophy of knowledge, aesthetics, history, literature… And “beyond”, as the philosopher Michel Serres put it, since thought needs to “wander off the beaten track, even if it means freeing itself from methods, because human beings only create by wandering”.
So it’s only natural that we should focus here on scientific studies and research into posthumanism, innovative psychology, cognitive science, political utopias and dystopias, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, psychohistory and, of course, general semantics…
For the non-Aristotelian approch, “the map is not the territory”, “the observable phenomenon depends on the observer”, to name just two examples of extensive thinking. The matter of living things is not assembled by logic. The circular successions of causality that exist in nature quickly render Aristotelian logic paradoxical.
Please note that the word “not” here does not have a privative meaning, but an extensive one. Just as quantum mechanics is not anti-Newtonian, non-A is not anti-Aristotelian. In both cases, the previous mode of understanding is no more than a local system of explanation embedded in a new, broader, even multidimensional approach.