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Title: Oceanic ontology, resistant thought and the problematic : Gilles Deleuze and transcendental philosophy
Author: Lee, Matt.
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2005
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Beginning from a discussion of the nature of Deleuzian philosophy as a resistant thought, I try to develop an account of philosophic sense through examining the role of affect, event and character as they figure in some key Deleuzian works. This discussion leads to the importance of the notion of concept creation within Deleuzian philosophy and following a brief discussion of the different approaches to invention and the new that can be found in a comparison of Deleuze with Jacques Derrida, I move to examine the way in which Deleuze's concept of philosophic sense relies upon a ontological commitment or model that leads me to describe Deleuze's philosophy as 'oceanic'. The thesis then pursu:es the implications for this oceanic model by turning to how Deleuzian thought might deal with philosophical problems and another comparison with Derrida is drawn, this time ~round the way philosophical aporias are conceived. The generally productive emphasis of Deleuzian thought is then considered, in its relation to the Kantian transcendental philosophy, as part of an attempt to reconfigure the transcendental move, primarily through the concepts of passive synthesis and counter-actualisation. A discussion of learning then leads to a case study which involves a reading of Wittgenstein's Tr,ctatus Logico Philosophicus in terms of a constitutive problematic at the heart of that work.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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