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    Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic.John Protevi - 2009 - University of Minnesota Press.
    Introduction -- A concept of bodies politic -- Above, below, and alongside the subject -- Bodies politic -- Bodies politic as organisms -- The organism in Aristotle and Kant -- The anorganic body in Deleuze and Guattari -- Love, rage, and fear -- Terri Schiavo : the somatic body politic -- The Columbine High School massacre : the transverse body politic -- Hurricane Katrina : the governmental body politic -- Conclusion.
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  2. Deleuze and Geophilosophy a Guide and Glossary.Mark Bonta & John Protevi - 2004
     
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    Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences.John Protevi - 2013 - University of Minnesota Press.
    Applies Deleuzian theory to an array of physical phenomena, scientific issues, and political events. Life, War, Earth demonstrates how Gilles Deleuze’s ontology of the virtual, intensive, and actual can enhance our understanding of important issues in cognitive science, biology, and geography. The book offers a unique reading of Deleuze’s corpus and a useful method for applying Deleuzian techniques to the natural sciences, the social sciences, political phenomena, and contemporary events.
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    Adding Deleuze to the Mix.John Protevi - 2010 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 (3):417-436.
    In this article I will suggest ways in which adding the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze to the mix can complement and extend the 4EA approach to cognitive science. In the first part of the paper, I will show how the Deleuzean tripartite ontological difference (virtual/intensive/actual) can provide an explicit ontology for dynamical systems theory. The second part will take these ontological notions and apply them to three areas of concern to the 4EA approaches: (a) the Deleuzean concept of the virtual (...)
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  5. .John Protevi (ed.) - 2006 - Edinburgh University Press.
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    Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida, and the Body Politic.John Protevi - 2001 - Athlone Press.
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    Affect, Agency and Responsibility: The Act of Killing in the Age of Cyborgs. [REVIEW]John Protevi & Roger Pippin - 2008 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 (3):405-413.
    Draft 13 April 2007. Under review at Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
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    An Approach to Difference and Repetition.John Protevi - 2010 - Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 5 (11):35-43.
    The essay attempts to approach some of the critical nuances of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. It takes its lead from Deleuze’s distinction between learning and knowledge. Learning implies a “depersonalization through love,” in mutual presupposition with an “encounter” that moves one to thought, while knowledge is recognition via pre-existing categories. Throughout the article, Deleuze’s encounter with Kant is the guiding thread.
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    Deleuze, Guattari and Emergence.John Protevi - manuscript
    OVERVIEW. The concept of emergence – which I define as the (diachronic) construction of functional structures in complex systems that achieve a (synchronic) focus of systematic behaviour as they constrain the behaviour of individual components – plays a crucial role in debates in philosophical reflection on science as a whole (the question of reductionism) as well as in the fields of biology (the status of the organism), social science (the practical subject), and cognitive science (the cognitive subject).1 In this essay (...)
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  10. Rhythm and Cadence, Frenzy and March: Music and the Geo-Bio-Techno-Affective Assemblages of Ancient Warfare.John Protevi - 2010 - Theory and Event 13 (3).
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    Stanley on Ideology.John Protevi - 2016 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 31 (3):357-369.
    I explore Jason Stanley’s notion of ideology. After preliminary remarks on ideology and coercion in social reproduction, I offer a restatement of Stanley’s position on ideology, examining his notion of epistemic harm. I then examine the role of emotion in his thinking as that which binds beliefs to agents, and conclude with an argument for a notion I call “affective ideology” that enables us to connect ideology with the use of force in “coercive social reproduction.”Examino la noción de ideología debida (...)
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  12. La méthodologie et l'ontologie deleuzienne de Foucault dans ses cours des années 70s.John Protevi - manuscript
    Cette communication explorera la nature deleuzienne de l'ontologie présupposée par Foucault dans ses cours Sécurité, Territoire, Population et Naissance de la Biopolitique. L'objectif sera d'identifier certaines formules de Foucault qui font écho à un concept clé de Différence et Répétition: l'individuation comme intégration d'une multiplicité. Dans ces textes se trouveront pas mal d'éléments de l'ontologie deleuzienne: par exemple, le couple différentiation / différenciation; l'anti-essentialisme; et le champ différentiel, pré-individuel, problématique, ou virtuel d'où émergent, par l'auto-organisation, des individus actuels. Mais, on (...)
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    Beyond Autopoiesis: Inflections of Emergence and Politics in the Work of Francisco Varela.John Protevi - manuscript
    Francisco Varela’s work is a monumental achievement in 20th century biological and biophilosophical thought. After his early collaboration in neo-cybernetics with Humberto Maturana (“autopoiesis”), Varela made fundamental contributions to immunology (“network theory”), Artificial Life (“cellular automata”), cognitive science (“enaction”), philosophy of mind (“neurophenomenology”), brain studies (“the brainweb”), and East- West dialogue (the Mind and Life conferences). In the course of his career, Varela influenced many important collaborators and interlocutors, formed a generation of excellent students, and touched the lives of many (...)
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  14. Philosophies of Consciousness and the Body.John Protevi - 2009 - In John Mullarkey & Beth Lord (eds.), The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Continuum. pp. 69-92.
    DEFINING THE LIMITS OF THE FIELD. Because 'consciousness and the body' is central to so many philosophical endeavors, I cannot provide a comprehensive survey of recent work. So we must begin by limiting the scope of our inquiry. First, we will concentrate on work done in English or translated into English, simply to ensure ease of access to the texts under examination. Second, we will concentrate on work done in the last 15 years or so, since the early 1990s. Third, (...)
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    Love.John Protevi - unknown
    Once one of the most important philosophical concepts (it is impossible to think of Plato without erôs, or Aristotle without philia, or Augustine without caritas and cupiditas), love doesn't get much philosophical notice nowadays, at least outside psychoanalytic circles. Or so it seems. But couldn't one just as well say that Derrida and Deleuze think about nothing but love? What have they written that isn't linked rather directly to desire, to alterity, to getting outside oneself, even if "love" isn't among (...)
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    The Organism as the Judgment of God: Aristotle, Kant and Deleuze on Nature (That is, on Biology, Theology and Politics).John Protevi - manuscript
    God has been called many things, but perhaps nothing so strange as the name of “lobster” which he receives in A Thousand Plateaus.1 Is this simple profanation a pendant to the gleeful anti-clericalism of Deleuze2, for whom there is no insult so wretched as that of “priest”?3 Certainly, on one level. But it is also a clue to Deleuze’s ability to use a traditional concern of theology, the name of God, to intervene in the most basic questions of Western philosophy, (...)
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  17. What Does Foucault Think is New About Neo-Liberalism?John Protevi - 2009 - Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy 21:1-25.
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    Deleuze, Guattari and Emergence.John Protevi - 2006 - Paragraph 29 (2):19-39.
    The concept of emergence—which I define as the construction of functional structures in complex systems that achieve a focus of systematic behaviour as they constrain the behaviour of individual components—plays a crucial role in debates in philosophical reflection on science as a whole as well as in the fields of biology, social science and cognitive science. In this article I examine how the philosophy of Deleuze and that of Deleuze and Guattari can help us see some of the most important (...)
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    Alexandre Lefebvre, the Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza. [REVIEW]John Protevi - 2009 - Continental Philosophy Review 42 (2):275-278.
  20. Mind in Life, Mind in Process: Toward a New Transcendental Aesthetic and a New Question of Panpsychism.John Protevi - unknown
    The essay examines the idea of ―biological space and time‖ found in Evan Thompson‘s Mind in Life and Gilles Deleuze‘s Difference and Repetition. Tracking down this ―new Transcendental Aesthetic‖ intersects new work done on panpsychism. Both Deleuze and Thompson can be fairly said to be biological panpsychists. That‘s what ―Mind in Life‖ means: mind and life are coextensive; life is a sufficient condition for mind. Deleuze is not just a biological panpsychist, however, so we‘ll have to confront full-fledged panpsychism. At (...)
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    Review of Catherine Malabou, Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing: Dialectic, Destruction, Deconstruction[REVIEW]John Protevi - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (2).
  22. Deleuze and Wexler: Thinking Brain, Body and Affect in Social Context.John Protevi - unknown
    Forthcoming in Cognitive Architecture: from bio-politics to noo-politics, eds. Deborah Hauptmann, Warren Neidich and Abdul-Karim Mustapha INTRODUCTION The cognitive and affective sciences have benefitted in the last twenty years from a rethinking of the long-dominant computer model of the mind espoused by the standard approaches of computationalism and connectionism. The development of this alternative, often named the “embodied mind” approach or the “4EA” approach (embodied, embedded, enactive, extended, affective), has relied on a trio of classical 20th century phenomenologists for its (...)
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  23. The Terri Schiavo Case: Biopolitics and Biopower: Agamben and Foucault.John Protevi - manuscript
    While Agamben acknowledges the Arendtian and Foucaultian thesis of the modernity of biopower, he will claim that sovereignty and biopolitics are equally ancient and essentially intertwined in the originary gesture of all politics; sovereignty is the power to decide the state of exception whereby bare life or zoe is exposed "underneath" political life or bios. Agamben then finds in the concentration camp the modern biopolitical paradigm, in which the state of exception has become the rule and we have all become (...)
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    Between Deleuze and Derrida.Paul Patton & John Protevi (eds.) - 2003 - Continuum.
    Between Deleuze and Derrida is the first book to explore and compare the work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida, two leading philosophers of French post-structuralism. This is done via a number of key themes, including the philosophy of difference, language, memory, time, event, and love, as well as relating these themes to their respective approaches to Philosophy, Literature, Politics and Mathematics. Contributors: Eric Alliez, Branka Arsic, Gregg Lambert, Leonard Lawlor, Alphonso Lingis, Tamsin Lorraine, Jeff Nealon, Paul Patton, Arkady Plotnitsky, (...)
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    Larval Subjects, Autonomous Systems, and E. Coli Chemotaxis.John Protevi - unknown
    Upon first reading, the beginning of Chapter 2 of Difference and Repetition, with its talk of ―contemplative souls‖ and ―larval subjects,‖ seems something of a bizarre biological panpsychism. Actually it does defend a sort of biological panpsychism, but by defining the kind of psyche Deleuze is talking about, I‘ll show here how we can remove the bizarreness from that concept. First, I will sketch Deleuze‘s treatment of ―larval subjects,‖ then show how Deleuze‘s discourse can be articulated with Evan Thompson‘s biologically (...)
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  26. Time and Exteriority: Aristotle, Heidegger, Derrida.John Protevi - 1994 - Bucknell University Press.
    This book examines Derrida's and Heidegger's responses to Aristotle's foundational treatise on time, advancing a notion of generation rather than locomotion as a field for further study of time and exteriority.
     
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    Katrina.John Protevi - 2006 - Symposium 10 (1):363-381.
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    Martin Fuglsang and Bent Meier Sørensen (Eds.), Deleuze and the Social (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006).John Protevi - 2008 - Foucault Studies 5:145-147.
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    The "Sense" of "Sight": Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty on the Meaning of Bodily and Existential Sight.John Protevi - 1998 - Research in Phenomenology 28 (1):211-223.
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    Katrina.John Protevi - 2009 - In Bernd Herzogenrath (ed.), Symposium. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 363-381.
    Hurricane Katrina was an elemental and a social event. To understand it, you first have to understand the land, the air, the sun, the river and the sea; you have to understand earth, wind, fire and water; you have to understand geomorphology, meteorology, biology, economics, politics, history. You have to understand how they have come together to form, with the peoples of America, Europe and Africa, the historical patterns of life of Louisiana and New Orleans, the bodies politic of the (...)
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    Water.John Protevi - 2007 - Rhizomes 15 (1).
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    Canguilhem's "Comparative Physiology".John Protevi - 2015 - Symposium 19 (2):57-71.
    This paper brings Georges Canguilhem and Gilles Deleuze together with the contemporary biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard. I examine the concepts of adaptation and adaptivity in Canguilhem’s The Normal and the Pathological in light of West-Eberhard’s notion of “developmental plasticity,” which is, I claim, adaptivity in the developmental register. In turn, I interpret Canguilhem’s notion of “comparative physiology” and West- Eberhard’s notion of an “eco-devo-evo” approach to biology in terms of Deleuze’s notion of multiplicity.
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    Review of Peter Hallward, Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation[REVIEW]John Protevi - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (8).
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  34. What Does Foucault Think is New About Neoliberalism?John Protevi - 2010 - Pli 21.
     
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    Deleuze, Jonas, and Thompson Toward a New Transcendental Aesthetic and a New Question of Panpsychism.John Protevi - unknown
    Both Deleuze in DR and Thompson / Jonas can be fairly said to be biological panpsychists. That‘s pretty much what ―Mind in Life‖ means: mind and life are co-extensive: life = autopoiesis and cognition = sense-making. Thus Mind in Life = autopoietic sense-making = control of action of organism in environment. Sense-making here is three-fold: 1) sensibility as openness to environment; 2) signification as positive or negative valence of environmental features relative to the subjective norms of the organism; 3) direction (...)
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    Derrida's Love of Philosophy: From Deconstruction to Aporia.John Protevi - manuscript
    In looking at Derrida’s career, many people claim to see a “political turn” with the 1989 essay “Force of Law.” So on this reading, the early Derrida is concerned with metaphysics and literature and the later Derrida with politics and ethics. I disagree. The concerns have always been metaphysical/literary and political/ethical at once, but the “methodology” changes: from deconstruction to aporia.
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    The Economy of Exteriority in Derrida'sSpeech and Phenomena.John Protevi - 1993 - Man and World 26 (4):373-388.
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    Deleuze and Cognitive Science.John Protevi - unknown
    In 2005 Mike Wheeler published a very nice book with MIT entitled Reconstructing the Cognitive World: The Next Step. Wheeler writes about – and is at the forefront of – a group of researchers calling attention to what we can call 4EA cognition: "embodied, embedded, enactive, extended, affective." The philosophical resource for Wheeler’s “next step” is Heidegger. I think it's time we use Deleuze to take another next step.1 I’m going to use Deleuze’s essay on Lucretius as a lead. There, (...)
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    Evolution, Neuroscience, and Prosocial Behavior in Disasters.John Protevi - unknown
    Sociologists have known for some time of the widespread incidence of prosocial behavior in the aftermath of disasters (research summarized in Rodriguez, Trainor, and Quarantelli 2006). They have also criticized the role of media in spreading “disaster myths” which include the idea of widespread anti-social behavior (Tierney, Bevc, and Kuligowski 2006). In this essay I will investigate the evolutionary theory and neuroscience needed to account for such prosocial behavior, as well as to discuss the political entailments and consequence of media (...)
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    Preparing to Learn From Difference and Repetition.John Protevi - unknown
    In this essay I’d like to help readers prepare to learn from Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition.1 Such an essay is needed, as truer words were never spoken than when Deleuze said of it in his "Letter to a Harsh Critic": "it's still full of academic elements, it's heavy going"2 Now part of the “academic” aspect of the work comes from Deleuze having submitted Difference and Repetition to his jury as the primary thesis for the doctorat d'Etat in 1968.3 But (...)
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    Population Thinking: Difference and Development in the Socially Extended Mind.John Protevi - unknown
    I will begin by noting two of the many convergences between my approach and that of Shaun Gallagher in his paper for the Socially Extended Mind workshop (Gallagher 2011). First, his insistence on the enactive – or what we could call the “dynamic interactional” – character of mind, countering the somewhat static view of classical EM (Extended Mind); and second, the move to a distributed notion of judgment, countering the lingering individualism of classical EM.
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    New APPS Interview: Graham Harman.John Protevi & Graham Harman - 2011 - New APPS.
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    Hegel Interprete di Aristotele.John L. Protevi - 1992 - The Owl of Minerva 24 (1):94-96.
    Alfredo Ferrarin has written an excellent study of Hegel’s interpretation of Aristotle. He clearly states his intention on p. 18: He wishes to examine the “effective presence of Aristotelian themes in Hegel,” particularly that of energeia, in order to follow the way in which “the idea of autoreferential activity in its Aristotelan sense operates in the details and in the particular contents of Hegel’s interpretation [of Aristotle] and in the course of Hegel’s own philosophy.” Bringing together an admirable familiarity with (...)
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    Notes on Deleuze and Human Nature.John Protevi - unknown
    As befits a French philosopher of the 1960s, Gilles Deleuze (1925-995), was famous for his antihumanism and his anti-essentialism. Humans are fully part of nature with no supernatural supplement; and essences are not the way to individuate things. That doesn’t seem to leave much room for a Deleuzean human nature, but that’s what I want to try to explore. I’ll take my clue from what he says in A Thousand Plateaus about nomads, who “reterritorialize on their power of deterritorialization.” In (...)
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    Truth and Genesis: Philosophy as Differential Ontology. [REVIEW]John Protevi - 2005 - Continental Philosophy Review 38 (1-2):125-129.
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    Deleuze: A Critical Reader, Ed. Paul Patton.John Protevi - 2000 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 31 (2):208-211.
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    Avoiding a "Superficial Reading": Derrida's Reading of the "The Anaximander Fragment".John Protevi - 1994 - Philosophy Today 38 (1):88-97.
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    The Terri Schiavo Case: Empathy, Love, Sacrifice, Singularity.John Protevi - unknown
    In the first part of this talk I show how some ideas in the new "4EA" branch of cognitive science (embodied, embedded, extended, enactive, affective), which gets away from the computer metaphor to talk about affective cognition as the direction of action of an organism, can be illuminated by Deleuze's ontology. Now that may sound ridiculous, as Deleuze's terminology is notoriously baroque – how could it ever "illuminate" anything? So I'm going to be using plain English translations of his concepts; (...)
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  49. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze.Jean Khalfa, Ronald Bogue, Paul Patton & John Protevi - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (219):363-367.
     
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    The Schiavo Case: Jurisprudence, Biopower, and Privacy as Singularity.John Protevi - manuscript
    The Terri Schiavo case, the latest high-profile “right-to-die” case in the United States, whose denouement saturated the US mediasphere at the end of March 2005, is a particularly complex problem in the Deleuzean sense. Its solution, which took more than 15 years, actualized lines from legal, medical, biological, political … multiplicities. The ellipses indicate the impossibility of completely delimiting the forces at work in any case (the virtual as endless differentiation) just as it indicates the necessity of cutting through them (...)
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