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The political ontology of the diagram

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dc.contributor.advisor Wright, Kathleen Dixit, Milap 2012-09-06T15:34:00Z 2012-09-06T15:34:00Z 2012
dc.description.abstract The numerous spatial concepts used by Gilles Deleuze are understood not as a series of arbitrary metaphorical figures but as operative thought-figurations that can be turned back “outside” to rethink actual space. This paper begins by situating the concept of the diagram in the context of Deleuze’s basic ontology. It is argued that the diagram discovers the very being of becoming as rhythm, a transcendental consistency prior to conceptual distinctions of space and time. This is followed by an extended reading of one of Deleuze’s own diagrams of the production of subjectivity. The diagram becomes an experiment in making thought adequate to the affective landscape that both exceeds and constitutes the phenomenological horizon. Taking Walter Benjamin’s call to reinvent the “infrastructure of feeling” literally, the paper ends with a series of theses on how the thought of the diagram might be deployed to reconstitute existing affective regimes. en
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of Philosophy
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject.lcsh Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995 -- Contributions in ontology
dc.subject.lcsh Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995 -- Contributions in political science
dc.subject.lcsh Logic diagrams
dc.title The political ontology of the diagram en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en
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