I have a review essay that explores Deleuze and Islamic philosophy. It focuses on the thought of Mulla Sadrā and his theory of the act of being in relation to Deleuze's theory of immanence. The essay is based on a reading of two new books on Deleuze and theology: Daniel Colucciello Barber's, Deleuze and the Naming … Continue reading New essay on Deleuze and Islamic Philosophy
Badiou's book on Deleuze, Deleuze: The Clamor of Being presents Deleuze as an aristocratic philosopher of the One, a Nietzschean vitalist who isn't too far removed from Plato's Parmenidies in continually affirming that there is only One path to being. Badiou's text has generated many important controversies and bones of contention. Zizek's work on Deleuze, … Continue reading Review: Badiou’s “Deleuze: The Clamor of Being”
Norman Mailer once said that at a certain age, we all have the face we deserve. The face doesn't lie. The face is universal. We wear a face, it doesn't wear us. The distinction is crucial. In Deleuze and Guattari's work on the face in A Thousand Plateaus, entitled, Year Zero: Faciality, we find a … Continue reading What’s a Face? Why Dismantle It?
I'm reading Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia on the heels of a lot of work on Hölderlin, my favorite German schizophrenic next to Nietzsche. Of course it's incredible. This text is talked about a lot, but maybe not very well understood. Is it relevant today as we face #OccupyWallStreet, the crumbling of dictatorships and plutocracies, rhizomatic … Continue reading Desire is Productive: Why Deleuze & Guattari Love Henry Miller