Skype Meeting-Gilles Deleuze "Bergsonism"­

  • November 15, 2012 · 8:00 PM

This week we will be looking at Henri Bergson's influence on Gilles Deleuze. Deleuze's Bergsonism is said to be a commentary on Bergson's Matter and Memory and works as both a good explication of Bergson and an introduction to Deleuze's own Bergson influenced philosophy. Deleuze's Bergsonism is available at Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Bergsonism-Gilles-Deleuze/dp/0942299078

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  • Dan M.

    I've signed into Skype, have a name and password, but I'm afraid I'm still miffed. I have no camera, only sound, and no idea what to do to actually enter into a call. It must be easy, right? Any clear recommendations are appreciated. I'm afraid website instructions are boilerplate to me. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    November 15, 2012

  • Dan M.

    Agreed, and I haven't even read it. The references to it that I have come across have been wide ranging Unless it's a broad dilation of a fistful of ideas that can be grasped sufficiently with a close reading of a few chapters I think it might be better to use it to bracket other readings that may have had a significant impact on their thinking (which may be what your approach is already Jim...) Thanks all

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would claim, with relative assurance, that the above average intelligent reader could not adequately complete a book like 1,000 Plateaus in less than 5 weeks...and that is tilting the scales in a highly optimistic direction.

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like Jim's proposal, because it means the group is finally covering thinkers that are more down my interest alley. Notwithstanding, the group has the inveterate problem of moving TOO FAST and too cursorily over extremely weighty and often lengthy material. For instance, how can one cover a book like Bergsonism in one session? Let alone, a far denser tome like Logic of Sense in 2 sessions? And Clamor of Being is written in a TIGHT style, requiring much rumination per page. So the schedule is and always has been quixotically unrealistic.

    Notwithstanding, while unforeseen circumstances oblige me to cancel out on tonight's anticipated Bergsonism chat, I'd love to get together with anyone in the group in the following week who would be open for talking about it or other Deleuzianisms. Please contact me if you're interested in doing this!

    November 15, 2012

  • Jim

    Skype Live
    [masked] Deleuze-Bersonism
    12-6 12-13 Deleuze-The Logic of Sense[masked] Deleuze-The Logic of Sense [masked] Baidou-Deleuze: The Clamour of Being[masked] Baidou-The Rebirth of History
    [masked] James-Pragmatism (1907)[masked] James-The Meaning of Truth (1909)[masked] Oliver Wendell Holmes (Menand[masked])[masked] Dewey (Menand[masked])[masked] Dewey-How We Think (1910)[masked] Dewey-How We Think (1910)[masked] Dewey-Human Nature and Conduct (1922)[masked] Dewey-Human Nature and Conduct (1922)[masked] George Mead & Jane Addams (Menand[masked]

    November 14, 2012

    • Jim

      Proposed schedule of upcoming readings. Arranged so that our continuation of Pragmatism lines up with the spring semester of most local academic calendars.

      November 14, 2012

  • Dan M.

    Jim, thanks for the recommendation. I will check this out. There are people who have recommended Difference and Repition as a more essential way to get into Deleuze's central ideas, but I haven't read it, and it doesn't have the chap-book comfort of his other essay-length efforts.

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I highly recommend Badiou's "Deleuze: the Clamor of Being" as a compliment to the discussion of the Deleuze/Bergson relationship in particular. I have been waiting for 3 years for a Deleuze discussion section and here it is.

    November 12, 2012

    • Jim

      Looks like an interesting book. I wanted to add something from Badiou to our Long Term Plan but could not find the right book. Perhaps this would be a good time to read it. Is there any other Deleuze we should consider? I was thinking of The Logic of Sense.

      November 12, 2012

  • Dan M.

    Alas. I somehow thought Skype was free. I am too cheap not to take that as an exciting cast iron fact, but unless I didn't understand what I was doing (likely), I see that it is NOT free, and I won't Skype unless it is. Did I mention I was cheap?

    I too am interested in hearing what people have to say about Deleuze. I read Bergsonism following a long effort at getting through Matter and Memory. I can't say it was a clarification of anything, but it was, as ever, evocative.

    November 12, 2012

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