Loyola University, Chicago
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1990
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Continental Philosophy
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    Rhizomes 15 (1). 2007.
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    Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics, by Richard Shusterman
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 40 (2): 228-230. 2009.
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    Intensive Science & Virtual Philosophy, by Manuel DeLanda
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 34 (3): 330-333. 2003.
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    Deleuze and Philosophy: The Difference Engineer, ed. Keith Ansell Pearson
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 31 (2): 208-211. 2000.
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    Deleuze: A Critical Reader, ed. Paul Patton
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 31 (2): 208-211. 2000.
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    Stanley on Ideology
    Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 31 (3): 357-369. 2016.
    I explore Jason Stanley’s notion of ideology. After preliminary remarks on ideology and coercion in social reproduction, I offer a restatement of Stanley’s position on ideology, examining his notion of epistemic harm. I then examine the role of emotion in his thinking as that which binds beliefs to agents, and conclude with an argument for a notion I call “affective ideology” that enables us to connect ideology with the use of force in “coercive social reproduction.”Examino la noción de ideologí…Read more
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    Deleuze, Guattari and Emergence
    Paragraph 29 (2): 19-39. 2006.
    The concept of emergence—which I define as the construction of functional structures in complex systems that achieve a focus of systematic behaviour as they constrain the behaviour of individual components—plays a crucial role in debates in philosophical reflection on science as a whole as well as in the fields of biology, social science and cognitive science. In this article I examine how the philosophy of Deleuze and that of Deleuze and Guattari can help us see some of the most important impli…Read more
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    Hegel Interprete di Aristotele
    The Owl of Minerva 24 (1): 94-96. 1992.
    Alfredo Ferrarin has written an excellent study of Hegel’s interpretation of Aristotle. He clearly states his intention on p. 18: He wishes to examine the “effective presence of Aristotelian themes in Hegel,” particularly that of energeia, in order to follow the way in which “the idea of autoreferential activity in its Aristotelan sense operates in the details and in the particular contents of Hegel’s interpretation [of Aristotle] and in the course of Hegel’s own philosophy.” Bringing together a…Read more
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    Both Deleuze in DR and Thompson / Jonas can be fairly said to be biological panpsychists. That‘s pretty much what ―Mind in Life‖ means: mind and life are co-extensive: life = autopoiesis and cognition = sense-making. Thus Mind in Life = autopoietic sense-making = control of action of organism in environment. Sense-making here is three-fold: 1) sensibility as openness to environment; 2) signification as positive or negative valence of environmental features relative to the subjective norms of the…Read more
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    The essay examines the idea of ―biological space and time‖ found in Evan Thompson‘s Mind in Life and Gilles Deleuze‘s Difference and Repetition. Tracking down this ―new Transcendental Aesthetic‖ intersects new work done on panpsychism. Both Deleuze and Thompson can be fairly said to be biological panpsychists. That‘s what ―Mind in Life‖ means: mind and life are coextensive; life is a sufficient condition for mind. Deleuze is not just a biological panpsychist, however, so we‘ll have to confront f…Read more
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    Time and Exteriority: Aristotle, Heidegger, Derrida
    Bucknell University Press. 1994.
    This book examines Derrida's and Heidegger's responses to Aristotle's foundational treatise on time, advancing a notion of generation rather than locomotion as a field for further study of time and exteriority
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    Cette communication explorera la nature deleuzienne de l'ontologie présupposée par Foucault dans ses cours Sécurité, Territoire, Population et Naissance de la Biopolitique. L'objectif sera d'identifier certaines formules de Foucault qui font écho à un concept clé de Différence et Répétition: l'individuation comme intégration d'une multiplicité. Dans ces textes se trouveront pas mal d'éléments de l'ontologie deleuzienne: par exemple, le couple différentiation / différenciation; l'anti-essentialis…Read more
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    OVERVIEW. The concept of emergence – which I define as the (diachronic) construction of functional structures in complex systems that achieve a (synchronic) focus of systematic behaviour as they constrain the behaviour of individual components – plays a crucial role in debates in philosophical reflection on science as a whole (the question of reductionism) as well as in the fields of biology (the status of the organism), social science (the practical subject), and cognitive science (the cognitiv…Read more
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    I will begin by noting two of the many convergences between my approach and that of Shaun Gallagher in his paper for the Socially Extended Mind workshop (Gallagher 2011). First, his insistence on the enactive – or what we could call the “dynamic interactional” – character of mind, countering the somewhat static view of classical EM (Extended Mind); and second, the move to a distributed notion of judgment, countering the lingering individualism of classical EM.
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    Canguilhem's "Comparative Physiology"
    Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 19 (2): 57-71. 2015.
    This paper brings Georges Canguilhem and Gilles Deleuze together with the contemporary biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard. I examine the concepts of adaptation and adaptivity in Canguilhem’s The Normal and the Pathological in light of West-Eberhard’s notion of “developmental plasticity,” which is, I claim, adaptivity in the developmental register. In turn, I interpret Canguilhem’s notion of “comparative physiology” and West- Eberhard’s notion of an “eco-devo-evo” approach to biology in terms of D…Read more
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    Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic
    University of Minnesota Press. 2009.
    Introduction -- A concept of bodies politic -- Above, below, and alongside the subject -- Bodies politic -- Bodies politic as organisms -- The organism in Aristotle and Kant -- The anorganic body in Deleuze and Guattari -- Love, rage, and fear -- Terri Schiavo : the somatic body politic -- The Columbine High School massacre : the transverse body politic -- Hurricane Katrina : the governmental body politic -- Conclusion.
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    An Approach to Difference and Repetition
    Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 5 (11): 35-43. 2010.
    The essay attempts to approach some of the critical nuances of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. It takes its lead from Deleuze’s distinction between learning and knowledge. Learning implies a “depersonalization through love,” in mutual presupposition with an “encounter” that moves one to thought, while knowledge is recognition via pre-existing categories. Throughout the article, Deleuze’s encounter with Kant is the guiding thread
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    Upon first reading, the beginning of Chapter 2 of Difference and Repetition, with its talk of ―contemplative souls‖ and ―larval subjects,‖ seems something of a bizarre biological panpsychism. Actually it does defend a sort of biological panpsychism, but by defining the kind of psyche Deleuze is talking about, I‘ll show here how we can remove the bizarreness from that concept. First, I will sketch Deleuze‘s treatment of ―larval subjects,‖ then show how Deleuze‘s discourse can be articulated with …Read more
  • Repeating the parracide-Levinas and the question of closure
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 23 (1): 21-32. 1992.