Introduction

Starting from what Deleuze calls the “test of existence” in Spinoza, Dr. Keith W. Faulkner will draw out the consequences of diminishing the faculties of representation (memory and imagination) in favor of an immanent comprehension of the Event.


Directed by Dr. Keith W. Faulkner.

Keith W. Faulkner has studied Deleuze for over twenty years. He translated (2001) the two essays Deleuze wrote in 1945. After doing his PhD on Deleuze’s philosophy of time at the University of Warwick, he published Deleuze and the Three Syntheses of Time (2006) and The Force of Time: An Introduction to Deleuze though Proust (2008), which have been translated into Korean. He is currently working on a book on Deleuze’s practical philosophy.

 

The recorded lectures are part of the GCAS 2015-2016 Deleuze Series.

Modules

Here is the course outline:

Overview

“Practical Philosophy” is the subtitle of one of Deleuze’s books on Spinoza. But what is practical philosophy? It has traditionally been used to designate certain disciplines of political and moral philosophy, but Deleuze seems to use it in a very different sense in his book, which calls on us to practice human ethology. Can this approach be applied to Deleuze’s philosophy as a whole? Dr. Faulkner argues that it can be. Starting from what Deleuze calls the “test of existence” in Spinoza, Faulkner will draw out the consequences of diminishing the faculties of representation (memory and imagination) in favor of an immanent comprehension of the Event.

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