Practising Philosophy

Jon Roffe

Deleuze and Guattari’s answer to the question “what is philosophy?” is well-known: philosophy is the creation of  concepts, along with its attendant plane of  immanence   (or image of thought) and the conceptual personae, from whose point of view the concept allows us to think. But what is largely absent from both What is Philosophy? and Deleuze’s work more generally are refle...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: plane of immanence

A Cartographic Creativity: Deleuze, Guattari and Deligny Towards New Means of Philosophical Expression

Aline Wiame

Mapping has become a popular and much commented on practice in social sciences, humanities, and art history. Although mapping is often used to furnish a global view of an idea or to clarify a situation, I would like to argue that it can be a much more complex activity—a “dark precursor” —which escapes usual representation and touches the core of creative processes whether they are of artis...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: creativity, expression, Félix Guattari, Fernand Deligny, map, neurodiversity, pop, schizophrenia, subject

The Paradoxical Form of Creative Practice: Exploring Deleuze’s Theory of Time in Logic of Sense

Edward Thornton

Deleuze is a philosopher of creation, intent on explaining the necessary preconditions for the possibility of radical creativity in all its forms. For Deleuze the problem of creation, and the connected problem of genesis, is central to his aesthetic, political, scientific, and purely philosophical theories. This paper will offer an analysis of the way in which Deleuze clears a space for the possib...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: C. S. Lewis, chronos, The Logic of Sense, What is the Creative Act?

Eventum Tantum: On the Paradoxes of Sense, Dark Precursors, Quasi-Causes, and the Excessive Rest

Angelika Seppi

Deleuze’s notion of the “dark precursor” makes its first appearance in Difference and Repetition as that agent or force that initiates and ensures the communication between two series of differences. It is thus assigned the task of differentiation as such and burdened with its own disappearance once the differences have been differentiated. A certain affiliation with the tradition a...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: ongoing
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in absence
practice: philosophy
keywords: actual, becoming, event, possible/possibility, quasi-cause, The Logic of Sense, virtual/virtuality