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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 agree with Ben that calling work "obscurantism" is not ad hominem. Academic obscurantism seems to me at least a problem and possibly an important phenomenon which needs understanding. ...
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How does the concept of the 'virtual' (Deleuze) relate to 'counterfactuals' (Lewis)?

In a sense, Deleuze's virtual and Lewis's possible worlds compete to provide the "right" conception of the possible. The descriptions are indeed similar but this is deceptive, Deleuze and ...
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Is Hegel's sublation a gateway to Deleuze's Difference and Repetition?

I'll consider that your question is two-fold, one relating to the relationship between Deleuze & Hegel, and secondly, the source of inspiration of Difference & Repetition. With regard to the ...
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Why is post-modernism so often equated to Relativism, are there any responses in postmodern philosophy that challenges this?

Postmodernism is a term used by critics, to group together a range of disparate thinkers, many of whom rejected the label, like Foucault. A good student of postmodern thought, should be very wary of ...
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What is the justification for Deleuze's 3rd synthesis of time?

Deleuze's 3rd synthesis of time is clearly related to what Derrida is referring to in Heidegger: The Question of Being & History, (pages 180-181) quoted below. It can be connected to will and ...
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How is the 'central fiction' of Zionism to be understood politically?

I will answer purely in terms of exegesis, as political opinion has no place here. First of all, I'm not sure you understood what the fiction Deleuze writes about is. He writes, as per your own ...
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Badiou vs. Deleuze - Set Theory vs. Differential Calculus - Limits vs. Infinitesimals

From the perspective of these two philosophers there's not a debate about whether set theory or differential calculus are better, more important, more appropriate or anything in general terms. The ...
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How does the concept of the 'virtual' (Deleuze) relate to 'counterfactuals' (Lewis)?

By far the best thing is to read Deleuze himself; on this question I think Proust and Signs and Cinema 2 are maybe most useful. A few indirect (and probably too elliptical) suggestions follow below. ...
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Do Deleuze and Baudrillard really advocate extracting capitalism's "subversive energy"?

I am not an expert on Baudrillards views, so my response will relate only to what Deleuze & Guattari wrote on this theme, often labled "accelerationism". However what I understand of Baudrillard's ...
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So much ad hominem against French continental philosophers and no true critiques -- can someone lead me to the right direction?

You could try : Calvin O. Schrag, The Resources of Rationality: A Response to the Postmodern Challenge, ISBN 10: 0253350549 / ISBN 13: 9780253350541 Published by Indiana University Press, United ...
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What's the difference between the time-image in Deleuze's Cinema 2 and a film's narrative structure?

Allow me to quickly make a first point of clarification. While we normally talk about cinema in terms of their "narrative structure", the level of conceptual specificity that Deleuze invokes in these ...
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Was Deleuze's understanding of the infinitesimal calculus primitive?

He was here not interested in mathematics for the sake of mathematics, but for a sort of extraction of the problematics underpinning a mathematical idea. He would not consider measures or functions as ...
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What is the relationship between categorization and structuralism?

Structuralism is an ambiguous term. The positive side of it to shift analysis/critique towards looking at how physical and social relations shape ideas and language, rather than assuming they can have ...
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Is actual always actualized from virtual in Deleuze's philosophy of virtuality?

In Deleuze's philosophy, the virtual and the actual are two sides of reality, but they are not identical. His concept of the virtual is not synonymous with the possible; rather, the virtual is fully ...
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Prerequisites for Deleuze's "Difference and Repetition

Deleuze is indulging in a traditional past-time of philosophy, metaphysics. So a first prerequisite is to understand what metaphysics is about. Traditionally, this is tied to theology. But what ...
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What is the difference between Subaltern and any other oppressed group?

Have you tried looking at the relevant Wikipedia article where Gayatri Spivak is quoted from an interview in the New Nations Writers Conference in 2011 where she says: Subaltern is not a classy name ...
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What is the difference between Subaltern and any other oppressed group?

You should read Spivak's actual essay, 'Can the subaltern speak?' because it makes the case about how voices are excluded, even now, in our supposedly 'enlightened times'. I can only assume you haven'...
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What is autonomy in art, where does it come from?

I am going to (try to) answer the questions down to the line across the page. To go beyond that into hermeneutics, contemporary literary criticism, Deleuze, and post deconstruction would draw out the ...
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Badiou vs. Deleuze - Set Theory vs. Differential Calculus - Limits vs. Infinitesimals

Hopefully, the paper already referred to (DWSmith 2003) should answer most of this extended question and its last 10 pages of notes contain enough references. As I read it, DeLanda says about ...
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Has anything been written to add to Taussig's work on shamanism?

I don't have a clear picture of Taussig's discussion of this topic as I have not read him in a long time, but your closest bet to getting a Deleuzian response to this question would be via the work of ...
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