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This assortment brings jointly the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and the wealthy culture of yank pragmatist suggestion, taking heavily the dedication to pluralism on the center of either. participants discover in novel methods Deleuze’s particular references to pragmatism, and consider the philosophical value of a couple of issues at which Deleuze’s philosophy converges with, or diverges from, the paintings of best pragmatists. The papers of the 1st a part of the quantity take as their concentration Deleuze’s philosophical dating to classical pragmatism and the paintings of Peirce, James and Dewey. specific components of concentration contain theories of indicators, metaphysics, perspectivism, adventure, the transcendental and democracy. The papers comprising the second one 1/2 the quantity are concerned with constructing serious encounters among Deleuze’s paintings and the paintings of up to date pragmatists akin to Rorty, Brandom, expense, Shusterman and others. concerns addressed comprise antirepresentationalism, constructivism, politics, objectivity, naturalism, impact, human finitude and the character and cost of philosophy itself. With contributions through across the world famous experts in either poststructuralist and pragmatist idea, the gathering is sure to counterpoint Deleuze scholarship, brighten up dialogue in pragmatist circles, and give a contribution in major how you can modern philosophical debate.

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Deleuze here takes James’s longing for the “oxygen of possibility” to be the invocation of an “a priori Other structure,” which accounts for the manner in which “concrete Others” appear as the expressions of a plurality of different possible worlds (Deleuze 1990, 318). Some years later, in Anti-Oedipus, Deleuze and Guattari also allude to James’s interest in mystical and psychic phenomena—as manifested, no doubt, in works such as The Varieties of Religious Experience and “Impressions of a Psychical Researcher” (see James 1977a, 758–782, 787–799)—as an attempt to pose the problem of the “communication of unconsciouses” (Deleuze and Guattari 1983, 276n).

The chapters of the first part of the volume take as their focus Deleuze’s philosophical relationship to classical pragmatism and the work of Peirce, James, and Dewey. Particular areas of focus include theories of signs, metaphysics, perspectivism, experience, the transcendental, and democracy. The chapters comprising the second half of the volume are concerned with developing critical encounters between Deleuze’s work and the work of contemporary pragmatists such as Rorty, Brandom, Price, Shusterman, and others.

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