Deleuze, Patton, and Godard go to the Cinema

Jean-Pierre Léaud and Anne Wiazemsky, La Chinoise (1967) The aim of this essay is to interrogate the relationship between Idea-problems, creativity, and the society of control as undertaken by Deleuze (within philosophy), Godard (within cinema), and Paul Patton (philosophy and cinema). It will be shown how Deleuze’s understanding of the relation between Ideas, creativity, and control differs … Continue reading Deleuze, Patton, and Godard go to the Cinema

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Bergsonian Science-Fiction: Deleuze, Eshun, and Thinking the Reality of Time

“To be more precise, science fiction is neither forward-looking nor utopian. Rather, in William Gibson’s phrase, science fiction is a means through which to preprogram the present [...] Science fiction operates through the power of falsification, the drive to rewrite reality, and the will to deny plausibility, while the scenario operates through the control and … Continue reading Bergsonian Science-Fiction: Deleuze, Eshun, and Thinking the Reality of Time

Correlationism and Vitalism: Comments on Henri Bergson

(Section from an article on Bergson) [...] At this initial juncture it is important to underscore how Bergson’s philosophy cannot be equated with the phenomenological tradition, at least in any straightforward sense, despite his profound influence on many of those thinkers; at least starting from Heidegger and up through Levinas, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty. The reason … Continue reading Correlationism and Vitalism: Comments on Henri Bergson