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Deleuze, Education and Becoming by Inna Semetsky

By Inna Semetsky

This glorious, hugely readable ebook breaks new flooring in revealing commonalities among Deleuze's nomadic approach to inquiry and the pragmatic approach to John Dewey. it may be of significant curiosity to either philosophers and educators. NEL NODDINGS, Stanford collage, writer of Happiness And schooling. .few have put the deliberating Dewey into powerful discussion with other kinds of philosophy. this is often rather the case concerning modern eu philosophy. Inna Semetsky's interesting new publication bridges this hole for the 1st time by means of placing the intense poststructuralist paintings of Gilles Deleuze into serious and artistic discussion with that of Dewey. . The booklet of this paintings proclaims the looks of a impressive line of pondering that students world wide will quickly come to understand. JIM GARRISON, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and country college, writer of Dewey and Eros. during this refined and sleek learn, Inna Semetsky brings jointly cultural and philosophical traditions lengthy short of connection. it is a major and robust paintings that's bound to invigorate discussions of academic conception for future years. RONALD BOGUE, collage of Georgia, writer of Deleuze's Wake: Tribute and Tributaries.

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95). The notion of being as fold points toward a subjectivity understood as a process irreducible to universal notions such as totality, unity or any a priori fixed selfidentity. As a mode of intensity, subjectivity is capable of expressing itself in its present actuality neither by means of progressive climbing toward the ultimate truth or the higher moral ideal, nor by “looking for origins, even lost or deleted 19 CHAPTER 1 ones, but setting out to catch things where they were at work, in the middle: breaking things open, breaking words open” (Deleuze, 1995, p.

The meaning of individuation is ambiguous. The concept of individuation, as well as individualism, has long been considered problematic in American social philosophy. Bellah, Madsen, Sullivan, Swidler and Tipton (1996), for example, regard ontological individualism as an ultimately destructive force that contradicts universal moral values and strongly resists such universal virtues “as care … and let alone wisdom” (1996, p. xi). Forever contaminated by what Bellah et al consider the “mistaken identification” (1996, p.

The work is artistic in the degree in which the two functions of transformation are effected by a single operation. … Only by progressive organization of ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ material in organic connection with each other can anything be produced that is not a learned document or an illustration of something familiar (Dewey, 1934/1980, pp. 64-75). In the chapters that follow we will see the functioning of the very process by means of which the emergence of new structural forms is made possible. The aforementioned progressive organization – a growth – makes up a philosophical site which, for Deleuze, as we have seen, consists of a multiplicity of planes including the non-philosophical, aesthetic, affective and social dimensions.

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