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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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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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Guattari on “Equipments of Power”

Here are my reading notes on some of Guattari’s ideas about cities. Foucault Live, “Equipments of Power” (1973) Establishing “Logical Categories” (130 in Dits et écrits) Deleuze comments. Guattari: Equipments have to be installed to order fluxes…these are not at … Continue reading

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Notes on Brenner’s “The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban”

Neil Brenner “The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban” 17 March 2015 Melbourne School of Design The University of Melbourne Talk in conjunction w/ exhibit, coming out of UTL and Harvard GSD’s grad students 7:45 … Continue reading

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The archaeologist and the everyday

In their analysis of The Archaeology of Knowledge Dreyfus and Rabinow help us understand how to identify relevant discourses for analysis. I am particularly interested in their assertion that “it is not sufficient for the archaeologist to have an understanding … Continue reading

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