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Gilles Deleuze was a French philosopher who wrote influentially about a wide variety of subjects. Many of his most important questions and themes were grounded in aesthetic investigations; his body of work includes two books on film, a book on painting (the study of Bacon,) and extensive references to novels and poetry (perhaps in his collaborations with Felix Guattari; in particular see their text on Kafka.)

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help with understanding Deleuze's argument on "difference first, identity second"

if i'm not mistaken, deleuze says you only know about "apple" because you know apple is not an orange, is not a tea, is not justice, is not rock,... so by differentiating "apple" ...
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A confliction on Univocity of Being by Deleuze between DR and LS

In Logic of Sense, Deleuze asserted: Neither active or passive, univocal being is neutral. But in Difference and Repetition,(LS,180) he puts advance of spinoza than Scotus as: Instead of ...
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Memory vs. Repetition in Deleuze

In the introduction of Difference and Repetition, Deleuze seems to contrast repetition with memory. How does this really cash out? Does this mean Deleuze is making the claim that memory is a kind of ...
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Are Deleuze's "schizos" = his "people to come"?

Are Deleuze's "schizos" = his "people to come"? I've read a very little Deleuze. The former is from 'anti-oedipus', the latter from a discussion of Klee in 'Qu’est-ce que la ...
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Is actual always actualized from virtual in Deleuze's philosophy of virtuality?

In Deleuze's essay "The Actual and the Virtual," he discusses his concept of actual and virtual. In particular, he writes about Leibniz's view that force is virtual until it is actualized in ...
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What is the justification for Deleuze's 3rd synthesis of time?

In Difference and Repitition by Deleuze, he comes up with 3 syntheses of time. The first being habitus, which is the conditioning of actual experience through pre-existing material patterns for the ...
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Is Deleuze an Intuitionist?

I am reading Difference and Repitition currently by Deleuze. In it he describes his metaphysics as subverting identity, and instead replacing how people could process the world as an endless series of ...
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Prerequisites for Deleuze's "Difference and Repetition

Deleuze's Difference and Repetition can be considered hard to decipher, especially for layman. What prior knowledge and books are required/recommended before studying Difference and Repetition?
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What is the relationship between categorization and structuralism? [closed]

I have a couple questions: Does the act of categorization or classification always reflect a structuralist mind? Like wise, does the act of de-categorization (or re-categorization) reflect a post-...
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How is the 'central fiction' of Zionism to be understood politically?

Deleuze in his essay, The Grandeur of Arafat, writes: Zionism, then the state of Israel, will demand that the Palestinians recognise its right. But the State of Israel will never speak of ...
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Why is post-modernism so often equated to Relativism, are there any responses in postmodern philosophy that challenges this?

I am refering to critiques of postmodernism that are presented here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/postmodernism-didnt-cause-trump-it-explains-him/2018/08/30/0939f7c4-9b12-11e8-843b-...
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What is the difference between Subaltern and any other oppressed group?

This is in the context of deconstructionist Marxist Gayatri Spivak's reply to Foucualt and Deleuze and defense of Marx in her famous work Can The Subaltern Speak ? Are the subaltern just uneducated ...
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Is Deleuze saying that the "virtual" generates beauty and lies outside affect?

This article says All this is most fully worked out in Difference and Repetition(1994). What Deleuze calls the virtual is the there posed as the transcendental condition of all ...
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What is the philosophical significance of Deleuze's Difference and Repetition today?

What is the philosophical significance of Deleuze's Difference and Repetition today? What do contemporary philosophers think of it? I'm interested in reading it, and I have read little philosophy for ...
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What is autonomy in art, where does it come from?

What is autonomy in recent art, where does it come from? I've encountered the concept in contemporary literary criticism, but recall little beyond it being prized by contemporary modernists, it ...
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Is Hegel's sublation a gateway to Deleuze's Difference and Repetition?

I am trying to find the best vantage point from which to penetrate Difference and Repetition. Is Deleuze's title not just another way of saying "aufheben" (Hegelian sublation)? What is the relation ...
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What do all these types of nihilism mean?

Nihilism manifests itself in various contexts—for example, individual and collective, historical and psychological—and different expressions, for instance, ontological, epistemological, ethical, ...
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What's the difference between the time-image in Deleuze's Cinema 2 and a film's narrative structure?

Reading Gilles Deleuze's Cinema 2: The Time-Image, I could never really tell what he meant by time crystals. His examples and analyses all just seem to be describing the narrative structure, the shape ...
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Badiou vs. Deleuze - Set Theory vs. Differential Calculus - Limits vs. Infinitesimals

My question is triggered by a quote from Manuel DeLanda which I find difficult to unpack as it is probably not only that they prefer different mathematical tools but that there is a profound ...
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So much ad hominem against French continental philosophers and no true critiques -- can someone lead me to the right direction?

I continuously get awfully surprised to see so much hate and misunderstanding going around for the French philosophers of the 20th century, not only in academia, but on this forum, and elsewhere. I ...
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How does the concept of the 'virtual' (Deleuze) relate to 'counterfactuals' (Lewis)?

We read: "[...] Deleuze will reject the notion of the possible in favor of that of the virtual. Rather than awaiting realization, the virtual is fully real; what happens in genesis is that the ...
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Do Deleuze and Baudrillard really advocate extracting capitalism's "subversive energy"?

I'm reading Forget Foucault by Baudrillard, or starting to, anyway. Still in Sylvere Lotringer's introduction. He claims that, after the failure of the '68 revolution in France, thinkers like Deleuze ...
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Has anything been written to add to Taussig's work on shamanism?

Taussig is a contemporary anthropologist, who has worked on 'shamanism'. Apparently. He seeks to do away with the idea of the shaman as someone who has been individualised through unity of self and ...
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is the eternal return of material violence etc.?

Does anyone claim that what Nietzsche's heroes (and antiheroes?) will the return of isn't every violent human (or natural?) mistake, but some particular aspect of history?
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Is science part of the Spectacle?

Debords thesis is that the Spectacle becomes a positive objective force; and invades all forms of public and private life. It occurs to me that one would think that science lies outside this order; ...
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Spectacle and Schizophrenia

Debord in Spectacle in writes: The parallel between ideology and schizophrenia drawn by Joseph Gabel false consciousness should be seen in this context of the economic process of the ...
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The Rhizome, Language and Theatatus

The very first chapter of Deleuzes Thousand Plateaus contains the following as an example of a Rhizome: Principles of connection and heterogeneity: any point of a Rhizome can be connected to any ...
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The man who wants to die

This is a phrase I stumbled across in Deleuze work on Nietzsche, but I don't know of where it appears in the latter's work. e.g. the distinction between the last man and the man who wants to die ...
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Kant and Paranoia

As Kant has a theory of consciousness, can it be used to explain Paranoia? Or at least explicate it a little? Foucault talks about Schizophrenia as an eternal deferrment of signification. In Kant, ...
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D+G on mental illness

Did Deleuze and Guatarri ever write about the actual extant illness or madness "schizophrenia", in their philosophical study Capitalism and Schizophrenia? I can't help but feel that a sensitive ...
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What does Deleuze mean by "the world can be regarded as a 'remainder'"?

Deleuze in Difference & Repetition writes in the chapter named as the Assymetrical synthesis of the sensible: It is therefore true that God makes the world by calculating, but his calculations ...
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Would Deleuze affirm that Platos dialogues are a form of drama?

Deleuze, in Difference and Repetition writes: Drama has but a single form involving all three repetitions. Nietzsche's Zarathustra is clearly a drama, a theatrical work. It seems to me Platos ...
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Nietzsche - crime, sin and punishments

Deleuze in Nietzsche and Philosophy wrote: In comparison with Christianity the Greeks are children. Their way of depreciating existence, their 'nihilism', does not have the perfection of the ...
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Why does one worry about the existence of a number but not of a dog?

One can ask whether the number one exists, and there are a range of answers. In particular, Platonism holds that this number does exist in some abstract world. Now observe that number and one are ...
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Deleuzian finitism and Spinozian infinitism

In the IEP entry on Deluze, there is the following: Commenting on Lucretius, Deleuze makes the following, extremely similar, remark: "The speculative object and the practical object of ...
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Was Deleuze's understanding of the infinitesimal calculus primitive?

According to the SEP: Deleuze was one of the targets of the polemic in Sokal and Bricmont 1999. As much of their chapter on Deleuze consists of exasperated exclamations of incomprehension, it is ...
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Is Deleuzes philosophical 'fabrication of concepts' poesis unfolded & diagrammed?

What connects thinking and poetry [Dichten] is metaphor. In philosophy one calls concept what in poetry [Dichtkunst] is called metaphor. Thinking creates its “concepts” out of the visible, in order to ...
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What is a larval-subject?

On the heading of this blog: Larvae are creatures in a process of becoming or development that have not yet actualized themselves in a specific form. This space is a space for the incubation of ...
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Was Bergson a physicalist?

In Radical Philosophy 92, Sean Watson in his article The New Bergsonianism writes: The first proposition central to any Bergsonist philosophy is simply that (in contrast to the traditional ...
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Is the evolution & development of language better described by Deleuze concept of the rhizome than the traditional tree? [closed]

Deleuze & Guattari introduce the idea of the rhizome in their text A thousand Plateaus as a metaphor closer to the reality than aboroscent (tree-like) descriptions can. The question is how does ...
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Why do Deleuze and Guattari say the race summoned forth by art or philosophy is bastard & minor one?

What do Deleuze and Guattari mean by the following? For the race summoned forth by art or philosophy is not the one that claims to be pure but rather an oppressed. bastard, lower, anarchical, ...
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What is multiplicity for Deleuze?

The SEP explains in its introduction to Deleuze that "Deleuze conceived of philosophy as the production of concepts, and he characterized himself as a “pure metaphysician.” In his magnum opus ...
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Platonic Forms and Deleuzian Ideas

After presenting a paper before members of The French Society of Philosophy titled The Method of Dramatisation, Gilles Deleuze was posed a number of questions by those in attendance. The crux of the ...
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