David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (1):165-186 (2010)
The body is central to the philosophies of Spinoza and Nietzsche. Both thinkers are concerned with the composition of the body, its potential relations with other bodies, and the modifications which a body can undergo. Gilles Deleuze has contributed significantly to the relatively sparse literature which draws out the affinities between Spinoza and Nietzsche. Deleuze’s reconceptualization of the field of ethology enables us to bring Spinoza and Nietzsche together as ethologists of the body and to elaborate their common, physiological perspective on ethico-political composition. This is accomplished by reading the concepts of force, power, and affect as they are mobilized in their discussions of corporeity and intercorporeity. What emerges is a metaphysics of bodies that can simultaneously be regarded as a physiology of encounters, one which renders the friend/enemy distinction indiscernible and opens the door for a rethinking of the nature of political alliances. Both Spinoza and Nietzsche are shown to be invaluable resources for helping us imagine the potential of the individual’s body and the body politic
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Johan Dahlbeck (2013). Towards a Pure Ontology: Children's Bodies and Morality. Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (1):1-16.
Catherine Mary Dale (1999). A Queer Supplement: Reading Spinoza After Grosz. Hypatia 14 (1):1-12.
Brandon Look (2001). “Becoming Who One is” in Spinoza and Nietzsche. Iyyun 50:327-38.
Tammy Nyden (1998). Salvation in a Naturalized World: The Role of the Will and Intellect in the Philosophies of Nietzsche and Spinoza. NASS (North American Spinoza Society) Monograph 7:17-31.
Sergey Toymentsev (2010). Active/Reactive Body in Deleuze and Foucault. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 5 (11):44-56.
Lukas Soderstrom (2009). Nietzsche as a Reader of Wilhelm Roux, or the Physiology of History. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 13 (2):55-67.
Andreas Urs Sommer (2012). Nietzsche's Readings on Spinoza: A Contextualist Study, Particularly on the Reception of Kuno Fischer. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 43 (2):156-184.
Michael Della Rocca (2008). Spinoza. Routledge.
Robert E. Wood (2011). The Free Spirit. International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (3):377-387.
Colin R. Marshall (2009). The Mind and the Body as 'One and the Same Thing' in Spinoza. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (5):897-919.
Steven Nadler (2008). Spinoza and Consciousness. Mind 117 (467):575-601.
Olli Koistinen & J. I. Biro (eds.) (2002). Spinoza: Metaphysical Themes. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads12 ( #137,930 of 1,140,337 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #140,127 of 1,140,337 )
How can I increase my downloads?