donderdag 10 mei 2018

Phd-thesis Deborah Anne Kenny, Anatomies of the subject: Spinoza and Deleuze - #spinoza

Opmerkelijk dat noch in het proefschrift, noch op de website van de University of London een datum wordt gegeven. Alleen Google 'verklapt' de verschijningsdatum, 2006,*) van

Deborah Anne Kenny, Anatomies of the subject: Spinoza and Deleuze. Phd-thesis Queen Mary, University of London, 2006. [Cf en PDF]
Fantasiebeeld dat Gilles Deleuze (1925 - 1995)
dit Spinoza-beeld dat Hannah van Munster in 1992
maakte, bekijkt. Het zou hebben gekund.
{Klik op de afbeelding voor de originele foto]

Abstract: This thesis centres on an examination of Gilles Deleuze's non-subject centred philosophy and the influence of the earlier (seventeenth century) work of Benedict Spinoza, whom Deleuze describes as one of an "alternative" tradition of philosophers, and whom he claims as an antecedent. Historically, the subject has always appeared as a question, or as in question, as a problem around which concepts cluster. The focus here is on Deleuze's approach to the problem of subjectivity, his treatment of it and his attempt to configure an "antisubject" based on his own transformations of Spinozist concepts, which he takes up and modifies for his own purposes. The proposal is that Spinoza provides a key or a way into Deleuzean concepts, and at the same time that Deleuze's readings of Spinoza's theories reinvigorate them. What unites Spinoza and Deleuze, and is a recurring theme of this thesis, is that they both conduct their critiques and elaborate models from within a conceptual framework of a radical immanence that opposes all transcendence, and especially the' transcendent subject of consciousness. It is on the basis of Spinoza's radical immanence and his non-analogical approach to Being/beings that Deleuze constructs a theory of becoming - as "de-individualising" process - that will be his alternative to models of the subject based on identity.
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*) Maar zie wat over deze dissertatie te lezen is in 't Curriculum vitae van Michael Moriarty, van 1995-2011 Professor of French Literature and Thought, Queen Mary, University of London (Centenary Professor since 2005);

"Deborah Kenny, ‘Anatomies of the Subject: Spinoza and Deleuze’ (full-time 1998; upgraded September 2000, intermitted for medical reasons June 2002, returned July 2003, submitted December 2005, examined 10 February 2006: passed subject to revision of Introduction; revisions completed: graduated July 2007)."


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