• A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy (edited book)
    with Henry Somers-Hall and James Williams
    Edinburgh University Press. 2018.
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    Reading Problems: Literacy and the Dynamics of Thought
    Open Philosophy 1 (1): 223-234. 2018.
    In this article, we address the problem of predication, or the problem of connecting conceptual predicates to the sets of properties and attributes that correspond to these predicates. We take as our starting point Mark Wilson’s work, especially “Predicate meets Property,” and add to it a metaphysics of problems that one finds in the work of Gilles Deleuze. This enables us to understand the relationship between a predicate and the set of properties in terms of the relationship between a solution…Read more
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    Gilles Deleuze's Logic of Sense: A Critical Introduction and Guide, James Williams
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 41 (2): 223-224. 2010.
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    Deleuze and Geophilosophy, by Mark Bonta and John Protevi
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 37 (2): 221-222. 2006.
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    Are We Mad? Intensity and the Problems of Modern Philosophy
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 11 (2): 195-215. 2017.
    In this essay Deleuze's concept of intensity is placed into the context of the problem of accounting for the relationship between sense perception and our conceptual categories. By developing the manner in which Kant responds to Hume's critique of metaphysics, this essay shows how Deleuze develops a Humean line of thought whereby the heterogeneous as heterogeneous is embraced rather than, as is done in Kant, being largely held in relationship to an already prior unity.
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    In The Problem of Difference: Phenomenology and Poststructuralism, University of Toronto Press. pp. 279-286. 1998.
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    This forward-thinking collection presents new work that looks beyond the division between the analytic and continental philosophical traditions—one that has long caused dissension, mutual distrust, and institutional barriers to the development of common concerns and problems. Rather than rehearsing the causes of the divide, contributors draw upon the problems, methods, and results of both traditions to show what post-divide philosophical work looks like in practice. Ranging from metaphysics and …Read more
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    Phenomenology, Poststructuralism, and the Cinema of Time'
    Film & Philosophy (Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts) 2. 1994.
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    Charting the Road of Inquiry: Deleuze’s Humean Pragmatics and the Challenge of Badiou
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (3): 399-425. 2006.
    This essay responds to Badiou’s charge that Deleuze fails to set forth a philosophy that is “beyond categorical oppositions.” It is argued that this criticism of Deleuze is founded upon a misreading of the Deleuzean distinction between the virtual and the actual, a reading that carries forward Badiou’s misreading of Spinoza and, hence, of Deleuze’s Spinozism. With this corrected, we show how the virtualactual distinction operates within the experimental philosophy, or pragmatics, that Deleuze, a…Read more
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    Reduction and Givenness: Investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and Phenomenology (review)
    International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4): 356-357. 2003.
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    History Undone: Towards a Deleuzo-Guattarian Philosophy of History (review)
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 2 (1): 109-119. 2008.
    For those familiar with the work of Deleuze, and Deleuze and Guattari, it might at first seem unwise to pursue a Deleuze and Guattarian philosophy of history. After all, is it not Deleuze who, in an interview with Antonio Negri, argues that ‘What history grasps in an event is the way it’s actualized in particular circumstances; the event's becoming is beyond the scope of history'? (Deleuze 1995: 170). And more damningly, Deleuze adds, ‘History isn’t experimental, it's just the set of more or les…Read more
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    In The Problem of Difference: Phenomenology and Poststructuralism, University of Toronto Press. pp. 241-278. 1998.
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    Deleuze's Hume
    Hume Studies 35 (1/2): 246-250. 2010.
    This book offers an extended comparison of the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and David Hume. The book argues that Deleuze's early work on Hume was instrumental to Deleuze's formulation of the problems and concepts that would remain a focus of his entire corpus. Reading Deleuze's work in light of Hume's influence, along with a comparison of Deleuze's work with William James, Henri Bergson and others set the stage for a vigorous defence of his philosophy against a number of recent criticisms and …Read more
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    Steven Shaviro, The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2015. 2015.
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    In The Problem of Difference: Phenomenology and Poststructuralism, University of Toronto Press. pp. 287-294. 1998.
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    In 1967, after a talk Deleuze gave to the Society of French Philosophy, Ferdinand Alquiéé expressed concern during the question and answer session that perhaps Deleuze was relying too heavily upon science and not giving adequate attention to questions and problems that Alquiéé took to be distinctively philosophical. Deleuze responded by agreeing with Alquiéé; moreover, he argued that his primary interest was precisely in the metaphysics science needs rather than in the science philosophy needs. …Read more
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    Philosophizing the Double-Bind: Deleuze Reads Nietzsche
    Philosophy Today 39 (4): 371-390. 1995.
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    Experiments in Thinking
    Philosophy Today 58 (3): 487-498. 2014.