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Affect and Attention After Deleuze and WhiteheadEcological Attunement$
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Russell J. Duvernoy

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474466912

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466912.001.0001

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Introduction: Ecological Turbulence and the Adventure of Metaphysics

Introduction: Ecological Turbulence and the Adventure of Metaphysics

(p.1) Introduction: Ecological Turbulence and the Adventure of Metaphysics
Affect and Attention After Deleuze and Whitehead

Russell J. Duvernoy

Edinburgh University Press

This is a study of metaphysical resonances between two twentieth-century thinkers conducted in a spirit of speculative pragmatism. While it presumes an interest in its main figures (Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze), it does not aspire to exhaustively detail all of their conceptual convergences and divergences, but rather to do something with the resonance it studies. As such, with a dose of caution and humility, it follows Deleuze’s conception of philosophy as the creation of concepts. What concept comes out of a mutual reading of Deleuze and Whitehead? More specifically, how does taking seriously the process-inflected metaphysics implicated in their work potentially alter the lived experience of subjectivity?...

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