For his part, Laruelle does not interrogate immanence, since this leads us, ineluctably, to the interrogation of an object. Nor is he caught in the unthought of a Question, as with Heidegger. Immanence is emblematic, aproblematic. The One is not opposed to anything. It is without counterpart. The gravity, the sobriety of Laruelle in this regard is remarkable. Theoretical gesticulation is completely voided in favor of immanence. We could suggest the, albeit cramped, image of the One as an immense point (without relation to a line or a surface), upon which the dimension of representations depends unilaterally. This is why there is nothing to say about the One-in-One directly. The science of the One is retroreferential, occurring within the (non)-One and on the occasion of a material. It is a surplus that the One can do without. This “black mass” of the One, to speak like the cosmologists, is its indisputable anchor. Bataille would reproach Laruelle for closing this mystic given in on itself by opening it absolutely. And no matter what reasons are given along these lines—due to the indifference of the One or the equivalence it makes of transcendence and immanence—it appears to us that the Lebenswelt of the One, the din of the human, is not sufficiently implanted by Laruelle. The point is not ultimately a question of playing with extremes, like in Bataille, but involves showing that the given (the performed) is energetically performing; since this is what is actually required by invention, benefiting Laruelle’s science only subsequently. Under pain of succumbing to “fatalism” he must, from the “point of view” of Laruelle himself, “let be” the real in its becoming. And certainly, the Logos can not capture this real. The last instance of inventive immanence requires our approach, without which the instance, precisely, is no longer absolutely last but finds itself returning in the data (and not the given) of cultural facts—facts in the sense of being manufactured. The instance becomes last only relatively, as in structuralist ideology. The last instance is determined by its inventiveness.
— Serge Valdinoci - La science première, p. 274 (trans. Jesse Newberg)