Can Batukan

about the author

Can Batukan was born in Ankara in 1978. He graduated from Saint-Joseph High School and studied mathematics and economics with a minor in literature and philosophy at Istanbul BILGI University. In 2015, he completed his PhD research, entitled “The Question of the Animal in Heidegger and Deleuze,” at the University of Galatasaray. His main areas of interest are continental philosophy, critical theory, philosophy of music, animal philosophy, philosophy of nature, philosophy of life, metaphysics, ontology, Eastern philosophies, Presocratics, Aristotle, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze.

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University of Galatasary, Istanbul, TR


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Tonality in Music as a Key Concept to Explain Life
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: affect, becoming-animal, François Zourabichvili, refrain, rhythm, tonality