All tagged Deleuze

Sleepwalking with Spinoza

There is a relationship between Spinoza and Deleuze comparable to the embryo and the fetus. What is presented in an embryological form in Spinoza, receives flesh in Deleuze. Here the question of categories and the brain is (incompletely) being traced from Spinoza to Deleuze. More precisely, the categorization that the brain engages in when encountering the world outside the skull bone.

Deleuzian Triptych | Priest, Antichrist, Catholic

To read Deleuze's Difference and Repetition is a demanding exercise. Partly because of his novel use of language, partly because complex ideas are developed. Instead of trying to summarize its entire content, this short text takes one theme present in Difference and Repetition (a minor theme - you could say) and cuts it out of context. The theme in question is “a Deleuzian triptych”. A triptych with three thinkers: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Péguy.

Drama Is Dead | Long Live the Drama

The Fukuyaman thesis knowns by many today as “the end of history” is usually referred to as a Hegelian concept. However there is another end in Hegel. The end of art. History has come to an end, if not for history itself - at least for art as such.

Crossing Borders

In a recent interview with Swedish television, the French president Emmanuel Macron was asked why young people in Europe are drawn to extremist ideologies and terrorism. In his answer Macron mentioned that there is a crisis within the Islamic religion, which I believe is correct, but what truly stood out for me was when he continued by saying that there is something fundamentally wrong with our European society since young people who are born in our countries are attracted by propaganda exclaimed by extremists and terrorists over the Internet.

Desiring Life

One of the more curious features of those who would inhabit Desert Islands is, as Deleuze writes, were they sufficiently separate and creative, they “would give the island only a dynamic image of itself, a consciousness of the movement which produced the island, such that through them the island would in the end become conscious of itself as deserted and unpeopled. [read more...]

The Will To Power Turned Upon Itself

A common trait among progressive political activists is the assumption that the will to power translates to coveting authority over established institutions, and that politics can be reduced to an ongoing struggle for authoritative power between oppressors and their victims

Desert Islands

Straining under the weight of their unimagined constructedness, the cathedrals are sinking into the earth, the immense pressures extending outward and against our tunneling activities beneath the citadels, pushing our roots outward in all directions, energizing our rhizomatic networks with new life at every turn. [continue reading]