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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 →

Some links for my MA students

Some links for my MA students

First of all here’s the link to Dan Smith’s paper, which I recomend you all read as it has an excellent account of deleuze’s relation to Lebiniz. Dan is coming to Greenwich in July for the Volcanic Lines conference on Kant and Deleuze. Secondly here is the link to the animations and basic introduction to the infinitessimal calculus that I… Read more →

The method of dramatisation

The method of dramatisation

Report from Volcanic Lines reading group, Monday 22nd January 2007 The essay in question for this session was ‘The Method of Dramatization’, contained in ‘Desert Islands and other texts:1953-1974’; Semiotext 2004:94-116.  I gave a short introduction, not really a paper but simply a set of thoughts and notes intended to begin the discussion…you can find the notes from my introduction… Read more →

A Heideggerian Critique?

A Heideggerian Critique?

I was reading through Miguel de Beistegui’s ‘Truth and Genesis’ today and noticed this argument, at the beginning of the third section on Deleuze; Metaphysics is characterised by its emphasis on substance. Modern science, essentially from the development of Quantum theory, has implicitly dumped this Aristotelian ontology in favour of one that is an ‘energetics’. Mathematics is the access route… Read more →