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Deleuze and Rationalism

Date:15 March 2007, 10:00am to
16 March 2007, 6:00pm
Location:Saloon, Mansion House, Middlesex University, Trent Park, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ

In his various books and articles on Spinoza, Deleuze appears to affirm what he calls ‘Spinozism’s most radical thesis’, the thesis of ‘absolute rationalism, based on the adequation of our understanding to absolute knowledge’ — the thesis that presumes the ‘total intelligibility of God, the key of the total intelligibility of things’. What does this mean? How might this absolute rationalism inflect the orientation of Deleuze’s philosophy? What might it mean to rethink rationalism today, in the light of Deleuze’s work

Introduced and chaired by Eric Alliez and Peter Hallward

Programme: Thursday 15 March

9:30-10.00am
Registration (Saloon)

10.00-10.15am
Introduction: Peter Hallward (CRMEP)

10.15-11.30am
Dan Smith (Middlesex/Purdue University)
Rationalism Unbound: Deleuze on Leibniz and Spinoza

11.30am-12.45pm
Saverio Ansaldi (Montpellier III ― Paul Valéry)
Deleuze and Spinoza: The Power of Expression

12.45-1.30pm
Lunch (M203)

1.30-2.45pm
Beth Lord (University of Dundee)
Immanence and the Transcendental

2.45-3.15pm
Tea/Coffee

3.15-4.30pm
Christian Kerslake (CRMEP)
Mathesis and Rationalism

4.30-6.30pm
Drinks (Saloon)

Programme: Friday 16 March

10.00-10.15am
Introduction: Eric Alliez (CRMEP)

10.15-11.30am
Dan Selcer (Duquesne University)
The Order of Encounters: Deleuze on Spinoza, Leibniz, and the 'Anti-Cartesian Revolution'

11.30am-12.45pm
Knox Peden (University of California, Berkeley)
Spinoza and French Rationalism beyond Deleuze: Gueroult versus Alquié

12.45-1.30pm
Lunch (M203)

1.30-2.45pm
Ray Brassier (CRMEP)
Expression and Sense

2.45-3.15pm
Tea/Coffee

3.15-4.30pm
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths College)
Everybody Knows: Deleuze's Descartes

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