In his short book, How to Read Lacan (2007), Slavoj Žižek writes, as I’m sure he does in several other places, According to the standard view, the dimension that is constitutive of subjectivity is that of phenomenal (self-)experience: I am a subject the moment I can say to myself: ‘No matter what unknown mechanism governs my acts, perceptions, …

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Deleuze tells Clare Parnet (near the end of “P for Professor”) of his preference for “movements” over “schools.” Here is what he says: For me, there are two important things: the relationship that one can have with students means to teach them that they must be happy with their solitude. They keep saying: a little communication, …

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Deleuze tells Clare Parnet (near the end of “P for Professor”) of his preference for “movements” over “schools.” Here is what he says: For me, there are two important things: the relationship that one can have with students means to teach them that they must be happy with their solitude. They keep saying: a little communication, …

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In the final chapter of Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation, Gilles Deleuze writes: We might assume that the [Baconian] diagram makes us pass from one form to another—for example, from a bird-form to an umbrella-form—and thus that it acts as an agent of transformation. But this is not the case in the portraits, where we move across only a …

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At the end of his prologue to Chapter 1 of DR, Deleuze asks, “Must difference have been ‘mediated’ in order to render it both livable and thinkable?” (30). We might add a few questions: is it possible to go back to the beginning and think difference differently? To see it outside of the system of representation? To understand …

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At the end of his prologue to Chapter 1 of DR, Deleuze asks, “Must difference have been ‘mediated’ in order to render it both livable and thinkable?” (30). We might add a few questions: is it possible to go back to the beginning and think difference differently? To see it outside of the system of representation? To understand …

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In Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation, Deleuze begins the eleventh chapter, “The Painting before Painting,” It is a mistake to think that the painter works on a white surface. The figurative belief follows from this mistake. If the painter were before a white surface, he could reproduce on it an external object functioning as a model, …

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