Deleuze and Pragmatism by Simone Bignall & Sean Bowden & Paul Patton

By Simone Bignall & Sean Bowden & Paul Patton

This assortment brings jointly the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and the wealthy culture of yank pragmatist notion, taking heavily the dedication to pluralism on the center of either. participants discover in novel methods Deleuze’s specific references to pragmatism, and consider the philosophical value of a couple of issues at which Deleuze’s philosophy converges with, or diverges from, the paintings of major pragmatists. The papers of the 1st a part of the quantity take as their concentration Deleuze’s philosophical dating to classical pragmatism and the paintings of Peirce, James and Dewey. specific components of concentration contain theories of symptoms, metaphysics, perspectivism, adventure, the transcendental and democracy. The papers comprising the second one half the quantity are concerned with constructing severe encounters among Deleuze’s paintings and the paintings of up to date pragmatists equivalent to Rorty, Brandom, expense, Shusterman and others. concerns addressed comprise antirepresentationalism, constructivism, politics, objectivity, naturalism, have an effect on, human finitude and the character and price of philosophy itself. With contributions via the world over famous experts in either poststructuralist and pragmatist idea, the gathering is bound to complement Deleuze scholarship, liven up dialogue in pragmatist circles, and give a contribution in major how one can modern philosophical debate.

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For them, signification and interpretation—and associated processes of subjectification and subjection—are operations of semiotic capture; but these same processes can also provide potential lines of escape from dominant orders of sense. Signs are powerful in effect because they colonize a semiotic “territory”: they are established upon a fluid reality according to their position in a signifying chain, as discerned by an interpretive point of view; their symbolization is then a “territorializing” consequence of the qualitative signifying relations that impart to them their sense.

The first considers connections that exist or can be constructed between certain Deleuzian concepts and the philosophies of the classical pragmatists (Peirce, James, and Dewey), as well as some of the tensions between them. The second explores more recent developments in pragmatist philosophy in the effort to discover potential or actual points of resonance or disjuncture with Deleuzian ideas. The beginning chapters consider some points of thematic connection joining Deleuze and Peirce. Chapter 1, by Jeffrey A.

The claim is rather that conditions today are such that philosophical pursuits cannot possibly gain their innings by insisting (either at outset or in conclusion) that there is just one pursuit worth pursuing, or just one manner of pursuing whatever would be worthy, or just one thing that counts as philosophy to the exclusion of all others. It is, then, quite crucial to note that the work of undermining such a presiding philosophy must take place without abandoning the history and promise of the work of philosophy itself.

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