Daily Archives: October 10, 2010

Gilles Deleuze – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Deleuze is a key figure in postmodern French philosophy. Considering himself an empiricist and a vitalist, his body of work, which rests upon concepts such as multiplicity, constructivism, difference and desire, stands at a substantial remove from the main traditions … Continue reading

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Gilles Deleuze – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze was one of the most influential and prolific French philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. Deleuze conceived of philosophy as the production of concepts, and he characterized himself as a “pure metaphysician.” In his magnum … Continue reading

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Manuel DeLanda’s Art of Assembly

Theorists have devoted more interest to questions of “the virtual” recently. This is due, in part, to growing familiarity with the scientific concepts necessary to its interrogation, as well as the philosophical writings of Gilles Deleuze and those of philosophers … Continue reading

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Philosophizing the Double-Bind – Deleuze Reads Nietzsche

I shall discuss, in the first section, the manner in which Gilles Deleuze reads Nietzsche‘s reversal of the tradition; more particularly, I will analyze Deleuze’s understanding of will to power as the non-identifiable differential element. In the second section I … Continue reading

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Complexity and Personal Learning Environments

Read In a recent post to Dave’s Educational Blog, Dave Cormier made a number of comments about MOOCs (massively open online courses) in general, #PLENK2010 in particular, and personal learning networks/environments. Most of what he had to say was, as … Continue reading

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Deleuze and Guattari, “Rhizome” annotation by Dan Clinton

Positioned as the introduction to the second volume of Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Rhizome principally constructs a model (a new map) for apprehending the constitution and reception of a book. As Deleuze writes, “the book is not an image of the … Continue reading

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The territory is not the map: place, Deleuze, Guattari, and African philosophy

The title to this paper is an obvious play on words. “The map is not the territory” is a common expression that indicates the limits of representation. It suggests that we can never fully represent or capture the world. Borges … Continue reading

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