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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 25–63.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Mathias Schönher Abstract This essay proposes that What Is Philosophy? (1991), written in collaboration with Félix Guattari, not only presents a summary of Gilles Deleuze’s late creative period and, to some extent, a recapitulation of his entire oeuvre but also constitutes his third masterwork...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., this seems to be something like the question “What is (machine) philosophy?” To expand this, the question that seems to be upon us is “What is a machine sensation, machine phenomenology, machine aesthetics, machine epistemology, and machine sense?” Of course, in a way this is a return to the final question...
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Qui Parle (2024) 33 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 June 2024
...Sandra Laugier; Hannah Cox Abstract This is a new English translation of “De l’ordinaire au quotidien,” originally published in French in 2023. In paragraph 116 of Philosophical Investigations Wittgenstein seems to outline the fundamental goal of his philosophy: “What we do is to bring words back...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 433–455.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of archaeological evidence, philosophy, art, and literature. Laqueur builds on Aristotle’s conception of friendship as he explores what types of friendships we humans have with dogs and how such relationships may benefit both species. Nehamas responds to Laqueur’s text and Aristotle on philia as he traces...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 97–110.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., and that, lastly and most importantly, if philosophy can be accidentally French, this is because it is historically and intrinsi- cally European. What makes Europe—that is philosophy. In saying this I do not mean to imply that what makes philosophy could be Europe. The question concerns the European...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 3–69.
Published: 01 June 2012
... But this is not a superhuman task for philosophy, inasmuch as it is within our human grasp (although it may still take us, by defi - nition, outside of what it means to be a sensing, feeling human being). Instead, it is a task that musical philosophy has already taken up. Plato, in this wonderfully telling moment, turns...
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Qui Parle (2024) 33 (1): 159–193.
Published: 01 June 2024
..., philosophy from the perspective of man himself. 6 This is what Laruelle describes as a science of ordinary man . Finite, solitary, and entirely without qualities, drawing “an inalienable essence from himself,” this so-called ordinary man denotes the radical immanence of the individual we all are, prior...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 321–354.
Published: 01 December 2018
... will ask, How can engaging with Ṣadrā’s work allow us to rethink the boundary between philosophy and theology? I suggest we can de-transcendentalize Islamic religious philosophy through operations similar to those Deleuze carried out on Leibniz’s thought, and examine to what degree these concepts survive...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 125–145.
Published: 01 June 2008
... with what it means to be “other” through the philosophy of Henri Bergson (1859–1941), is the problem this essay addresses. It shows that because Bergson represented a break in the history of Western phi- losophy and thus introduced a philosophical approach...
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Qui Parle (2024) 33 (1): 35–62.
Published: 01 June 2024
.... “Traditional” readers, on the other hand, hold that the text makes substantial and meaningful philosophical claims. 3 At stake on both sides of the debate, as Martin Stokhof observes, is an implicit belief about what constitutes a philosophical argument and the goal of philosophy as such. 4 This article...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 309–318.
Published: 01 December 2022
... text L’intrus , the question of the end. 1 The question of what could be meant by “the end of philosophy.” From the hospital he completed his last essay, which was intended to commence the project of “the other beginning of philosophy” envisaged by him, Shaj Mohan, and me some time ago, and he...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 329–338.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and to seek the truth. . . . It is the accident of the encounter that guarantees the necessity of what is thought.” 7 At that point, Nancy refers to the ancient motif of “wonder” at the origin of philosophy, to make the point that philosophy itself is “surprised thought.” Recalling the said origin...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 47–76.
Published: 01 June 2018
... . Deleuze Gilles , and Guattari Félix . Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia , translated by Massumi Brian . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2014 . Deleuze Gilles , and Guattari Félix . What Is Philosophy? , translated by Tomlinson Hugh...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., in Expressionism in Philosophy . And this is also the concept that Deleuze redeploys here in what I would argue constitutes at once the onto-epistemological foundation of his engagement with the cinema and an ex post facto intervention into his earlier exegesis of Spinoza’s thought. What makes the relation between...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 91–96.
Published: 01 June 2009
... mean that Stiegler’s particular prob- lematic and the retrieval of philosophy he articulates to contend with it could be the only mode of theoretical de-Europeanization. What Enrique Dussel repeatedly shows in his work is that the dev- astation that has been suffered throughout the world...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 339–344.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of identity leads to the play of new powers. This play is the beginning of anastasis. We already know what is at stake: the discovery in philosophy of a terrain that is not enfolded in the fictive field of metaphysics driven by identity functions. In Nancy’s words, “That [which] does not belong...
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Qui Parle (2024) 33 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 June 2024
... in silence.” 24 If a conventional understanding might oppose the ordinary to the extraordinary or to the catastrophic, for Spillers and Wittgenstein the ordinary is specifically opposed to the theoretical. The ordinary, for these thinkers, is what feminist philosophy or analytic philosophy of language...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 143–155.
Published: 01 December 2013
...- sence of art. What is at stake? Rendering art intelligible, producing a science of it instead of a philosophy. It is not a question of mimetically de- scribing what the dancer and the photographer do, of photograph- ing photography and dance, of dancing dance and photography, of fabricating...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 111–122.
Published: 01 December 2009
...’ Error, Looking for Spinoza, and The Feeling of What Happens. Intertwining these notions will help me set the stage for a confrontation between the three authors, as well as be- tween continental philosophy and neuroscience. I will start with some definitions. Affects...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Lewis R. Gordon ARTICLES Theory in Black Teleological Suspensions in Philosophy of Culture lewis r. gordon My aim in this essay is to explore some challenges in the philoso- phy of culture that emerge from its often repressed but symbiotic relationship with what Enrique Dussel...