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    What is the body without organs? Machine and organism in Deleuze and Guattari
    Continental Philosophy Review 51 (1): 95-110. 2018.
    In the two volumes which make up Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Deleuze and Guattari propose new concepts of “machine” and “organism.” The problem of the relationship between machines and organisms has a long philosophical history, and this essay treats their work as a contribution to this debate. It is argued that their solution to this problem is found in their difficult concept of the “body without organs,” a concept that is given some much-needed clarification in the essay. The first section …Read more
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    Foucault sobre ética y subjetividad: ‘cuidado de sí’ y ‘estética de la existencia
    Dorsal. Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos 2 301-321. 2017.
    Este ensayo considera la estructura del sujeto ético que se encuentra en los últimos trabajos de Foucault sobre ética, y da cuenta de sus dos conceptos éticos fundamentales: “cuidado de sí” y “estética de la existencia”. El “cuidado de sí”, se argumenta, da a Foucault una manera de conceptualizar la ética que no depende de categorías jurídicas, y que no concibe al sujeto ético en el modelo de la sustancia. “El cuidado de sí” conlleva una comprensión del sujeto ético como un proceso que siempre e…Read more
  •  20
    This paper considers the structure of the ethical subject found in Foucault’s late works on ethics, and gives an account of his two major ethical concepts: “care of the self” and “aesthetics of existence.” The “care of the self,” it is argued, gives Foucault a way of conceptualising ethics which does not rely on juridical categories, and which does not conceive the ethical subject on the model of substance. The “care of the self” entails an understanding of the ethical subject as a process which…Read more
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    “After you, sir!”: Substitution in Kant and Levinas
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 48 (2): 149-161. 2017.
    This paper compares the later Levinas’ notion of “substitution” with Kant’s account of substitution in Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. Kant’s account is modelled on the Christian doctrine of the vicarious substitution of Christ, and some recent commentators on Levinas have argued that Levinas’ account is also similar to this Christian doctrine. By bringing out what I see as major differences between the two accounts, I show that Levinas’ notion of substitution should not be unders…Read more
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    An Event Worthy of the Name, a Name Worthy of the Event
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29 (3): 387-394. 2015.
  • Hegel's Comedy
    Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 24 182-198. 2013.