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Reading notes: Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity, Chapter 4

Religion brings together everything we have outlined about general rules. Four kinds of general rules: extensive and corrective rules of passions and knowledge. Two poles of “religious feeling” (source in passions but is not itself a passion) Pole                 Source polytheism … Continue reading

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Reading notes: Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity, Chapter 3

For Hume, general rule is combination of reflection and extension Sometimes they are identical: extended because they are reflected (institution as a rule) Other times they are not: determining rules are more extensive than reflective (two types of general rules … Continue reading

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Reading notes: Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity, Chapter 2

The feeling prompting us approve/disapprove (pleasure/pain) are produced w/r/t character in general without reference to particular interests. How is this possible? Via sympathy. A paradox: a space sans extension is opened; in order to me moral sympathy must extend into … Continue reading

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Talking to myself 1

Writing is too slow sometimes… But one of the ways I try to get a handle on my thoughts, at least since getting a smartphone last year, is to use the voice memo feature to make an audio recording. This … Continue reading

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Reading notes: Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity, Chapter 1

Hume’s project: a science of humanity. Choice is defined in what it excludes (carves out something, actual separated from potential) and historical project is a logical substitution. For H, this is substituting a psych of mind (would require and object, … Continue reading

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On Sam Walton and Hume

“Sam Walton was a highly competitive, tough businessman, but this kind of fellow feeling shines through his own account of his motivations…Sam Walton, in other words, was the Hume of American business.” (Nikos Mourkogiannis, Purpose: The Starting Point for Great … Continue reading

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Hume on Reason and Taste

“Thus the distinct boundaries and offices of reason and taste are easily ascertained. The former conveys the knowledge of truth and falsehood: The latter gives the sentiment of beauty and deformity, vice and virtue. The one discovers objects, as they … Continue reading

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