Deleuze and Ethology

Deleuze and Ethology

Deleuze and Ethology has argued that the sensorymotor schema is the immanent logic that operates in the interval and connects perceptions to bodily capacities for action. In the context of the discussion of causation, we could say that ...

Author: Jason Cullen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350133808

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Ethology, or, how animals relate to their environments is currently enjoying increased academic attention. A prominent figure in this scholarship is Gilles Deleuze and yet, the significance of his relational metaphysics to ethology has still not been scrutinised. Jason Cullen's book is the first text to analyse Deleuze's philosophical ethology and he prioritises the theorist's examination of how beings relate to each other. For Cullen, Deleuze's Cinema books are integral to this investigation and he highlights how they expose a key Deleuzian theme: that beings are fundamentally continuous with each other. In light of this continuity then, Cullen reveals that how beings understand each other shapes them and allows them to transform their shared worlds.
Categories: Philosophy

Deleuze and Ethology

Deleuze and Ethology

Jason Cullen's book is the first text to analyse Deleuze's philosophical ethology and he prioritises the theorist's examination of how beings relate to each other.

Author: Jason Cullen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350133815

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Ethology, or, how animals relate to their environments is currently enjoying increased academic attention. A prominent figure in this scholarship is Gilles Deleuze and yet, the significance of his relational metaphysics to ethology has still not been scrutinised. Jason Cullen's book is the first text to analyse Deleuze's philosophical ethology and he prioritises the theorist's examination of how beings relate to each other. For Cullen, Deleuze's Cinema books are integral to this investigation and he highlights how they expose a key Deleuzian theme: that beings are fundamentally continuous with each other. In light of this continuity then, Cullen reveals that how beings understand each other shapes them and allows them to transform their shared worlds.
Categories: Philosophy

Deleuze and Architecture

Deleuze and Architecture

to describe an ethological city and the diverse assemblages and subjectivities such a city supports . ... Deleuze's ethology highlights the mutually reinforcing and recursive connections that enmesh bodies in diverse territories ...

Author: Helene Frichot

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748674664

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Critiques the legacy and ongoing influence of Deleuze on the discipline and practice of architecture. This collection looks critically at how Deleuze challenges architecture as a discipline, how architecture contributes to philosophy and how we can come to understand the complex politics of space of our increasingly networked world. Since the 1980s, Deleuze's philosophy has fuelled a generation of architectural thinking, and can be seen in the design of a global range of contemporary built environments. His work has also alerted architecture to crucial ecological, political and social problems that the discipline needs to reconcile.
Categories: Architecture

Deleuze and Philosophy

Deleuze and Philosophy

The reason for this shift may be sought in the key role played by the reading of Spinoza in the development of Deleuze's ethology, specifically the concept central to the Ethics of the 'common notion'. Deleuze understood the Spinozian ...

Author: Keith Ansell-Pearson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134765287

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The work of Gilles Deleuze has had an impact far beyond philosophy. He is among Foucault and Derrida as one of the most cited of all contemporary French thinkers. Never a student 'of' philosophy, Deleuze was always philosophical and many influential poststructuralist and postmodernist texts can be traced to his celebrated resurrection of Nietzsche against Hegel in his Nietzsche and Philosophy, from which this collection draws its title. This searching new collection considers Deleuze's relation to the philosophical tradition and beyond to the future of philosophy, science and technology. In addition to considering Deleuze's imaginative readings of classic figures such as Spinoza and Kant, the essays also point to the meaning of Deleuze on 'monstrous' and machinic thinking, on philosophy and engineering, on philosophy and biology, on modern painting and literature. Deleuze and Philosophy continues the spirit of experimentation and invention that features in Deleuze's work and will appeal to those studying across philosophy, social theory, literature and cultural studies who themselves are seeking new paradigms of thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Deleuze and the Body

Deleuze and the Body

Deleuze's (1988) argument in his essay on Spinoza and ethology is helpful in unpacking this representational notion of difference further. For Deleuze, ethology is an attempt to understand things not in terms of what they are but in ...

Author: Laura Guillaume

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748645978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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A collection of essays on the approaches and applications of Deleuze's philosophy to the bodyUsing a variety of contemporary cultural, scientific and philosophical lines of enquiry, the contributors produce a truly multidisciplinary view of the Deleuzian body, inviting us to look afresh at art, movement and literature.The Deleuzian body is not necessarily a human body, but the lines of enquiry here all illuminate the idea of the human body and thinking about formation, origins and becoming in relation to power, creativity and affect.
Categories: Philosophy

Angels of Desire

Angels of Desire

a Spinozist Lens: Ethology, Difference and Power, ̄ in Patton, ed., Deleuze: A Critical Reader, 165. 32. Bergson, The Creative Mind, 230. 33. Deleuze and Guattari, What is Philosophy?, 154. 34. Deleuze and Guattari, What is Philosophy?, ...

Author: Jay Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134937950

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The idea that the human body consists of 'subtle bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - can be found in a variety of esoteric traditions. This radical form of selfhood challenges the dualisms at the heart of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels of Desire' explores the aesthetics and ethics of subtle bodies. What emerges is an understanding of embodiment not exclusively tied to materiality. The book examines the use of subtle bodies across a range of traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, hermetic and sufi. 'Angels of Desire' shows the relevance of the subtle body for religion, philosophy, art history and contemporary feminist religious studies and theories of desire.
Categories: Religion

Assemblages of Health

Assemblages of Health

This, finally, is the course by which Deleuze's ethology may be taken up in contemporary health debates, particularly those concerning the ecological dimensions of (human) development. A provisional research agenda consistent with this ...

Author: Cameron Duff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401788939

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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This book presents a review of Deleuze’s key methods and concepts in the course of exploring how these methods may be applied in contemporary studies of health and illness. Taken from a Deleuzian perspective, health and wellbeing will be characterized as a discontinuous process of affective and relational transitions. The book argues that health, conceived in terms of the quality of life, is advanced or facilitated in the provision of new affective sensitivities and new relational capacities. Following an assessment of Deleuze’s key ideas, the book will offer a series of case studies designed to illustrate how Deleuze’s ideas can be applied to select health problems. This analysis draws out the specific advantages of a Deleuzian approach to public health research, establishing grounds for more widespread engagement with Deleuze’s ideas across the health and social sciences.
Categories: Social Science

Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds

Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds

Deleuze's version of “ethology” is fairly specific; he is concerned with understanding the nature or character of all organic life; “Deleuze's conception of biophilosophy is, ultimately, and first and foremost, ethical” (Ansell-Pearson, ...

Author: Charles Wankel

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607523796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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Virtual Worlds are being increasingly used in business and education. With each day more people are venturing into computer generated online persistent worlds such as Second Life for increasingly diverse reasons such as commerce, education, research, and entertainment. This book explores the emerging ethical issues associated with these novel environments for human interaction and cutting-edge approaches to these new ethical problems. This volume’s goal is to put forward a number of these virtual world ethical issues of which research is only commencing. The developing literature specifically regarding virtual world ethics is a recent phenomenon. Research based on the phenomenon of virtual world life has only been developing in the past four years. This volume introduces pathbreaking work in a field which is only just beginning to take shape. It is ideal as both as a library reference and a supplementary text in upper-division courses focused on the issues of applied ethics and new media. It is unique in being one of the first volumes specifically addressed to ethical problems of the “metaverse”. This volume includes articles from authors from around the world exploring topics such as: employing rationalist and casuistic approaches to the controversial topic of “virtual rape” yield an increased understanding of how virtual worlds ought to be designed, the relationship between the ethical and legal dimensions of virtual world users’ participation in “paratexts”, utilitarian consideration of harm and freedom in the case of virtual pedophilia, norms of research ethics in virtual worlds, the ethical implications of employing virtual worlds as tools for medical education and experimenting with healthcare services, the ethics of the collective action of virtual world communities, consideration of the virtue and potential of cosmopolitanism in virtual worlds, Deleuzian ethical approaches to the experience of the disabled in virtual worlds, the ethics of virtual world design, and the ethical implications of the “illusion of reality” presented by virtual worlds.
Categories: Business & Economics

Jakob von Uexk ll and Philosophy

Jakob von Uexk  ll and Philosophy

Committed to dismantle such an ontological dualism, Deleuze and Guattari's concept of “becoming animal” aims to establish a ... When Deleuze speaks of ethology, then, he is in actual terms referring to ontology “as the study of affects” ...

Author: Francesca Michelini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000766028

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Dismissed by some as the last of the anti-Darwinians, his fame as a rigorous biologist even tainted by an alleged link to National Socialist ideology, it is undeniable that Jakob von Uexküll (1864-1944) was eagerly read by many philosophers across the spectrum of philosophical schools, from Scheler to Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze and from Heidegger to Blumenberg and Agamben. What has then allowed his name to survive the misery of history as well as the usually fatal gap between science and humanities? This collection of essays attempts for the first time to do justice to Uexküll’s theoretical impact on Western culture. By highlighting his importance for philosophy, the book aims to contribute to the general interpretation of the relationship between biology and philosophy in the last century and explore the often neglected connection between continental philosophy and the sciences of life. Thanks to the exploration of Uexküll’s conceptual legacy, the origins of cybernetics, the overcoming of metaphysical dualisms, and a refined understanding of organisms appear variedly interconnected. Uexküll’s background and his relevance in current debates are thoroughly examined as to appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers in fields such as history of the life sciences, philosophy of biology, critical animal studies, philosophical anthropology, biosemiotics and biopolitics.
Categories: Social Science

Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization

Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization

To undermine a system of generic laws grounded in human exceptionalism, Deleuze's somewhat peculiar appropriation of ethology highlights the irrelevance of species boundaries. He accents how Spinoza's philosophy destabilizes ontological ...

Author: Hasana Sharp

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226750743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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There have been many Spinozas over the centuries: atheist, romantic pantheist, great thinker of the multitude, advocate of the liberated individual, and rigorous rationalist. The common thread connecting all of these clashing perspectives is Spinoza’s naturalism, the idea that humanity is part of nature, not above it. In this sophisticated new interpretation of Spinoza’s iconoclastic philosophy, Hasana Sharp draws on his uncompromising naturalism to rethink human agency, ethics, and political practice. Sharp uses Spinoza to outline a practical wisdom of “renaturalization,” showing how ideas, actions, and institutions are never merely products of human intention or design, but outcomes of the complex relationships among natural forces beyond our control. This lack of a metaphysical or moral division between humanity and the rest of nature, Sharp contends, can provide the basis for an ethical and political practice free from the tendency to view ourselves as either gods or beasts. Sharp’s groundbreaking argument critically engages with important contemporary thinkers—including deep ecologists, feminists, and race and critical theorists—making Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization vital for a wide range of scholars.
Categories: Philosophy