deleuze

The space of blogging and the demands of reason - on arguments to be avoided.

The space of blogging and the demands of reason – on arguments to be avoided.

The space of blogging is a particular instance of the space of writing and the space of philosophical blogging is itself a particular instance of the space of writing that intersects with a more general ‘space of reasons’. This last is the name given by Wilfrid Sellars to the particular realm of justificatory discourse, although it is sometimes taken to… Read more →

Diamond time, daimon time.

Diamond time, daimon time.

In the instant of diamond time duration incarnates and shatters itself. Many types of duration must exist, this seems to be true almost ‘by definition’. Duration is, after all, a multiplicity. Yet the time that fascinates, that holds attention and throws itself upon us, captures and eludes us, is predominantly the moments of diamond time, daimon time. We uncover these… Read more →

Waving to Nicholas McClintock

Waving to Nicholas McClintock

The reading group on The Fold progresses well, with a core of 6 people attending and a rhythm to the sessions as we work through various moments in each chapter before trying to establish something like a broader ‘shape’.  Yesterday’s session focused on Chapter 5, ‘Incompossibility, Individuality, Liberty’, where the text moves onto a different terrain from the ‘ontological’ pure… Read more →

‘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 →