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Title: On the function of ground in Deleuze's philosophy, or, An introduction to pathogenesis
Author: McGinness, John Neil
ISNI:       0000 0004 2742 4778
Awarding Body: University of Dundee
Current Institution: University of Dundee
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis introduces pathogenesis as methodology for a vitalist metaphysics, where life is understood as emerging and developing through functioning and grounding. This methodology is defined in an analysis of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, whose work is used as central resource alongside the work of historical figures – Plato, Hume, Kant, Bergson and Nietzsche – and contemporary writings on Deleuze as secondary resources. The analysis proceeds by problematising the related concepts of function and ground in relation to Deleuze’s vitalist philosophy and in relation to the supplementary material indicated.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Deleuze ; Function ; Ground ; Pathogenesis ; Plato ; Bergson ; Nietzsche ; Hume ; Kant ; Border ; Guattari