• Ango the schizo: Deleuze, Daraku, downgoing
    In Tony See (ed.), Deleuze and Buddhism, Palgrave-macmillan. 2016.
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    Guattari and Stiegler on the therapeutic object: Objet re- petit-ive a-b-c
    Educational Philosophy and Theory. forthcoming.
    Here, I wish to pursue an analysis of the potential link between the thinkers Félix Guattari and Bernard Stiegler as I see in both thinkers a profound rumination of the question of therapeutic care and curation at the institutional level. My concern is with the institutional object and its deadly repetitions. By and through agitating the coefficient of transversality, my argument is that this might problematize the dyadic and sometimes dysfunctional transindividual relationships between doctor a…Read more
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    Schizoanalysis and Asia: Deleuze, Guattari and Postmedia
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2022.
    This is the first book to undertake an applied postmedia and philosophical approach to the work of Felix Guattari. It provides a way to understand philosophically issues in contemporary technology, social life and consumer culture in Asia.
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    Introduction to the special issue on dissent
    with Alex Taek-Gwang Lee and Manoj N. Y.
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 1-4. forthcoming.
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    On the curation of negentropic forms of knowledge
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 54 (5): 465-476. 2022.
    My intention is to consider Bernard Stiegler’s concept of ‘journeys of knowledge’. Open Humanities Press, 2020) and to explore how one might rethink the knowledge-creating potentialities of information itself. This has become all the more apparent in the time of lockdowns, physical distancing during the pandemic but the primary purpose of the paper is to look at the distinction between knowledge/information and the role of the teacher in using technology pharmacologically to safeguard the savoir…Read more
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    The China-threat discourse, trade, and the future of Asia. A Symposium
    with Michael A. Peters, Alexander J. Means, David P. Ericson, Shivali Tukdeo, Liz Jackson, Guanglun Michael Mu, Timothy W. Luke, and Greg William Misiaszek
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 54 (10): 1531-1549. 2022.
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    A Pedagogy of the Parasite
    with David R. Cole and Alex Taek-Gwang Lee
    Studies in Philosophy and Education 40 (5): 477-491. 2021.
    In the South Korean film, The Parasite, the underling family, in an act of desperation, uses deceptive means to infiltrate the rich family. The term parasite refers nominally to the underling family, and their efforts to befriend and inhabit the class territory and social hierarchy of the rich family. How can this be of use for education? To answer this, we ask: what can we learn from Parasite to inform contemporary philosophy of education? Primarily, this experimental piece written from differe…Read more
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    Gadfly or praying mantis? Three philosophical perspectives on the Delhi student protests
    with N. Y. Manoj and Alex Taek-Gwang Lee
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 1-11. forthcoming.
    Here presented are three singular, philosophical perspectives on the Delhi student protests which took place in 2019 and 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic. The writers hail from India, England...
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    Bernard Stiegler, philosopher of reorientation
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 53 (4): 323-326. 2021.
    French philosopher Bernard Stiegler’s teacher, the great Jacques Derrida, when speaking of the nature of the life of Aristotle, questioned the need for biography and anecdote. Philosophy excludes b...
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    On the prospects of Virilio’s pedagogy of the image
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 53 (7): 706-718. 2021.
    Devoted to the late Paul Virilio (1932–2018) and in the advent of debates surrounding the Anthropocene and in light of corresponding changes to conceptions of scale and image, this paper attempts to extrapolate a Virilian pedagogy of the image. It is Virilio’s work which remains timely and singularly fecund in this area and it is for this reason that it may help to shape a new pedagogy of scale and image. This may allow us to better grasp the decentring of human conceptions of time and space as …Read more
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    On the Philosophy of Trembling: Negen-u-topia, Sun Death, Ecosophy
    Utopian Studies 30 (3): 361-381. 2019.
    Here several utopian/dystopian thought experiments are proffered to explore the contemporary sheer dread in thinking otherwise than the contemporary unworld as it is.1 With reference to the 2017 BBC drama Hard Sun and the cosmological horror of a world without a sun, what is demonstrated is the contemporary incapacity of thought to think beyond the utopos of the unworld as it is. Hard Sun, an essentially failed science-fiction TV series, is contrasted with the satirical optimism of Gabriel Tarde…Read more
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    Stiegler as philosopher of education
    with David Kennedy
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 52 (4): 332-336. 2020.
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    Negen-u-topic becoming: On the reinvention of youth
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 52 (4): 443-454. 2020.
    At first glance a Russian anarchist’s revolutionary address to the youth of his day made in the late 19th century and the address to youth made by a contemporary French philosopher may appear to have little in common as their context and era are ostensibly very different. How would Petr Kropotkin’s address be understood in our time? Are Kropotkin’s concerns the same as those raised by Bernard Stiegler? Could Kropotkin speak of universal concerns, a sense of elevation and sublimation not governed…Read more
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    On the organology of utopia: Stiegler's contribution to the philosophy of education
    with David Kennedy
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 52 (4): 420-432. 2020.
    We are living in and beyond two massive changes in the world, both of which must be addressed by education, the caretaker of memory. First is the geological era of the Anthropocene—a crisis...
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    Educational ills and the possibility of Utopia
    with Gerald Argenton
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 1-3. forthcoming.
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    My Angelus Militans
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 50 (14): 1372-1373. 2018.
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    Educational ills and the (im)possibility of utopia
    with Gerald Argenton
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 51 (3): 239-241. 2018.
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    Exhausted philosophy and islands-to-come
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 51 (3): 265-274. 2018.
    Drawing on an array of sources, from Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy through to non-philosophy, this paper concerns itself with the manifestation of the concepts of hope and despair in utopian thought and continental philosophy and the experience of hopelessness, despair and exhaustion in the contemporary moment. I aim to demonstrate such pressing concerns through a comparison of Japanese philosopher Kojin Karatani and Japanese fiction writer Ryū Murakami with the American science fiction-thri…Read more
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    Cerebra: “All-Human”, “All-Too-Human”, “All-Too-Transhuman”
    Studies in Philosophy and Education 37 (4): 401-415. 2018.
    In thinking the passage from the “all-human cerebrum” to what one might call the contemporary “all-too-human” cerebrum in neo-liberal societies and beyond to the “all-too-transhuman” cerebrum in the cybernetic society, in contrasting Wells’s idea of a new world order with the dystopia of the disordering un-world, in considering the prospects of a “world brain” faced with the realities of the “global mnemotechnical system”, in highlighting the differences between the global and authoritarian inst…Read more
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    Materialism and the Mediating Third
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (8): 892-903. 2012.
    This article proffers a critical reading of multiliteracy pedagogy and a materialism of the multimodal and machinic. A critical stance is taken against the mesmerising modes of representation that run rampant across our ocular territories. The article assesses the dangers of fetishizing technologies. To this end, Multiple Literacies Theory is read through a Guattarian theoretical prism to emphasise four chief points: the role of the unconscious, the role of affect, the apparent becoming cyborg o…Read more
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    Educational Philosophy and ‘New French Thought’
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (10): 1006-1008. 2015.
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    Stiegler Contra Robinson: On the hyper-solicitation of youth
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (10): 1023-1038. 2015.
    This paper examines the affective disorders plaguing many young people and the problem of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in particular. It aims to define the limits of the critique of British educationalist Sir Ken Robinson in terms of his philosophy of ‘creativity’ through a consideration of the ideas of French philosopher Bernard Stiegler, especially the notions of ‘industrial temporal objects’ and stupidity. It makes the case for adopting elements of each distinct research paradigm …Read more
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    The Eyes of the Fourth Person Singular
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 9 (2): 185-207. 2015.
    By tracing the genealogy of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's outlandish notion of the fourth person singular and its appropriation in The Logic of Sense, several keys concepts in Deleuze's thought such as the nonpersonal and pre-individual subjectivity can be rendered clearer to the understanding. While there is poetic licence in the use of the term by Ferlinghetti, the fourth person singular is heuristic for exploring the notion of free indirect speech and, more speculatively, the ideas of impersonal de…Read more