deleuze

‘an active line on a walk’ (The Fold – reading notes #2)

‘an active line on a walk’ (The Fold – reading notes #2)

Chapter 2 of F begins, if possible, even more obscurely than Chapter 1.  The first line of F, Chapter 1, is ‘The Baroque refers not to an essence but rather to an operative function, to a trait’ (F:3).  This might be a dense sentence in that it’s implications will need to be unpacked and explored but compared to the first… Read more →

‘…souls are everywhere in matter.’ (The Fold – reading notes #1)

‘…souls are everywhere in matter.’ (The Fold – reading notes #1)

Notes on Deleuze’s ‘The Fold’ resulting from the work being done as I attend the excellent new reading group hosted by Matthew Dennis at Goldsmiths College, with thanks to him for the opportunity to study the work and for the others at the group for stimulating and interesting conversations. Matthew Dennis made some introductory remarks when we first met for… Read more →

Continuum and Continuing

Continuum and Continuing

Continuum publishers have informed me and my co-editor that the collection of essays on Kant and Deleuze we were working on these last few months is to be released next June.  Go to the Continuum website for the details of contributors and a brief blurb… This news, of course, reminds me that I have been neglecting the blog and intend… Read more →

A/V paper now LIVE!

A/V paper now LIVE!

In another email that came through this week the journal A/V let me know that the paper I gave at the Manchester conference on ‘the event’ is now live on their journal.  I have been developing the paper a little more since then as it’s part of an ongoing project that I am working on and the more developed paper… Read more →

Naive notes on crowned anarchy

Naive notes on crowned anarchy

To call life itself just or unjust, to conceive life as samsara or suffering, is to judge life and to do so from outside life, from some position which is the ground of a judgement. To encounter life, respond to it, is inevitable and not all responses are equal, this much is inevitable. Too often, however, this encounter and response… Read more →

Revision for Nietzsche and Modern European Philosophy

Revision for Nietzsche and Modern European Philosophy

For my 3rd year students in NMEP.  (This is just a brief and partial account of the discussion today and students are welcome to continue the discussion here on on the WebCT bulletin board if they want a little more privacy, this is a public site after all.) Today we discussed the way in which we think the subject by… Read more →

bordering on coherence

bordering on coherence

[NOTE TO ANY READER: this post is a classic example of pinball thought, ricochet rather than writing, a ‘thinking out loud’.  Beware of any apparent seriousness and discussion.] In a recent post on his blog Poetix discusses the ‘object oriented’ philosophy of Graham Harman.  I have only recently come across Harmans’ work, primarily because I have only recently returned to… Read more →

...and a lot of accidents

…and a lot of accidents

I’ve been watching some of the YouTube videos posted by the TED group, including one presentation by Murray Gell-Man (he of The quark and the jaguar).  Most of the presentations at TED seem short and sweet, not a lot of technical detail but a good – if broad – explanation of an interesting concept enabling people to gain something like… Read more →

Relations and reactions

Relations and reactions

In a post on Marx’s dialectical method and Deleuze, Steven Shaviro makes the interesting claim that it is Deleuze’s pluralism that is transcendental.  It is the theory of relations that Deleuze has which underpins his pluralism and this theory of relations, presumably, would be the place to look for a transcendental structure in the sense of a ‘condition of possibility’-type… Read more →