•  107
    In The Logic of Sense, Deleuze effectively argues that two types of relation between events govern their ‘evental’ or ‘ideal play’, and ultimately underlie determined substances, that is, worldly individuals and persons. Leibniz calls these relations ‘compossibility’ and ‘incompossibility’. Deleuze calls them ‘convergence’ and ‘divergence’. This paper explores how Deleuze appropriates and extends a number of Leibnizian concepts in order to ground the idea that events have ontological priority ov…Read more
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    Alain Badiou: From Ontology to Politics and Back
    Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 15 (2): 67-93. 2005.
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  •  36
    Punishment for Mob‐based Harms: Expressing and Denouncing Mob Mentality
    with Sarah Sorial and Kylie Bourne
    Wiley: Journal of Applied Philosophy 38 (3): 366-383. 2021.
  •  36
    Badiou and Philosophy (edited book)
    Edinburgh University Press. 2012.
    A reassessment of Badiou's work which demonstrates its critical importance for contemporary philosophy. This collection of thirteen essays engages directly with the work of Alain Badiou, focusing specifically on the philosophical content of his work and the various connections he established with both his contemporaries and his philosophical heritage. You’ll find in-depth critical readings of his oeuvre through the lens of a number of important philosophical thinkers and themes, ranging from Can…Read more
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    Deleuze et les Stoïciens: une logique de I’événement
    Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 15 (1): 72-97. 2005.
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  •  30
    Deleuze and the Unconscious (review)
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 2 (Suppl): 148-153. 2008.
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    Gilles Deleuze, a reader of Gilbert Simondon
    In Arne De Boever (ed.), Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology, Edinburgh University Press. pp. 135--153. 2012.
    This article consists of a close reading and explication of several of the central philosophical concepts to be found in Simondon's L’individu et sa genèse physico-biologique. It then proceeds to show how not only these concepts, but also Simondon's method for constructing these concepts, are taken up by Gilles Deleuze in Chapter 5 of his Difference and Repetition. In particular, the article shows how Deleuze's characterization of ‘intensive processes of individuation’ is thoroughly Simondonian.…Read more
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    A major problem threatens Deleuze’s project in The Logic of Sense. He makes an ontological distinction between events and substances, but he then collapses a crucial distinction between two kinds of events, namely, actions and mere occurrences. Indeed, whereas actions are commonly differentiated from mere occurrences with reference to their causal dependence on the intentions of their agents, Deleuze asserts a strict ontological distinction between the realm of causes and the realm of events, an…Read more
  •  20
    In Difference and Repetition, Deleuze claims that it is in virtue of a relation of expression which holds between intensive processes of individuation and virtual Ideas that the former determines the latter to be actualised in concrete entities. He is, however, less than forthcoming in this book about exactly how we should understand the relation of expression. This article addresses itself to this lacuna. It clarifies five characteristic features of the expressive relation, partly by drawing on…Read more
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    Foucault and Philosophy (review)
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (1). 2012.
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Volume 90, Issue 1, Page 203, March 2012
  •  16
    This paper critically examines the relation between problems and the formation and development of concepts in Bergson’s work, as well as in Bachelard, Canguilhem and Deleuze. Building on work by Elie During, I argue that it is not only Bergson but also Deleuze who shares with the French epistemological tradition an “anti-positivist” conception of concept formation, founded upon the posing and solving of novel problems as opposed to the acquisition and verification of empirical facts. Contrary to…Read more
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    Problematizing problems
    Angelaki 23 (2): 2-7. 2018.
  •  14
    This paper critically examines the relation between problems and the formation and development of concepts in Bergson’s work, as well as in Bachelard, Canguilhem and Deleuze. Building on work by Elie During, I argue that it is not only Bergson but also Deleuze who shares with the French epistemological tradition an “anti-positivist” conception of concept formation, founded upon the posing and solving of novel problems as opposed to the acquisition and verification of empirical facts. Contrary to…Read more
  •  13
    After having identified several shortcomings of the so-called ‘standard accounts’ of shared intentions, this paper will develop a novel framework for understanding such intentions. The framework to be advanced hinges on a notion of ‘expression’, as well as on the claim that shared intentions are expressed—that is, manifested, grasped, shaped and clarified—throughout the unfolding of the joint actions they animate, as well as in the various expressive activities and behaviours that accompany join…Read more
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    Joint Action and the Expression of Shared Intentions: An Expanded Taylorian Account
    European Journal of Philosophy 25 (2): 440-462. 2017.
    After having identified several shortcomings of the so-called ‘standard accounts’ of shared intentions, this paper will develop a novel framework for understanding such intentions. The framework to be advanced hinges on a notion of ‘expression’, as well as on the claim that shared intentions are expressed—that is, manifested, grasped, shaped and clarified—throughout the unfolding of the joint actions they animate, as well as in the various expressive activities and behaviours that accompany join…Read more
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    The Southern Journal of Philosophy, EarlyView.
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    Badiou's philosophical heritage
    In Sean Bowden & Simon B. Duffy (eds.), Badiou and Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press. pp. 1--15. 2012.
    In the wake of the numerous translations of Badiou’s works that have appeared in recent years, including the translation of the second volume of his major work, Logic of Worlds: Being and Event II, there has been a marked increase in interest in the philo- sophical underpinnings of his oeuvre. The papers brought together in this volume provide a range of incisive and critical engagements with Badiou’s philosophical heritage and the philosophical prob- lems his work engages, both directly and ind…Read more
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    Punishment for Mob-based Harms: Expressing and Denouncing Mob Mentality
    with Sarah Sorial and Kylie Bourne
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 38 (3): 366-383. 2021.
  • The set-theoretical nature of Badiou's ontology and Lautman's dialectic of problematic ideas
    In Sean Bowden & Simon B. Duffy (eds.), Badiou and Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press. pp. 39--58. 2012.