Deleuze and Guattari: What is Philosophy

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Harold Washington Library

400 S State St · Chicago, IL

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We meet in the 6th floor north study room

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"Deleuze and Guattari differentiate between philosophy, science, and the arts, seeing as means of confronting chaos, and challenge the common view that philosophy is an extension of logic. The authors also discuss the similarities and distinctions between creative and philosophical writing. Fresh anecdotes from the history of philosophy illuminate the book, along with engaging discussions of composers, painters, writers, and architects." - Columbia University Press Blurb

We will discuss the book "What is Philosophy" over a series of text-focused meetings. Feel free to join us for as much or as little as you would like or are able.

Discussion/Reading Schedule
March 25, 2019: Introduction and Chapter 1 "What Is A Concept"

April 8, 2019: Chapter 2 "The Plane of Immanence"

April 22, 2019: Chapter 3 "Conceptual Personae"

May 6, 2019: Chapter 4 "Geophilosophy"

May 20, 2019: Chapter 5 "Functives and Concepts"

June 3, 2019: Chapter 6 "Prospects and Concepts"

June 17, 2019: Chapter 7 "Percept, Affect, and Concept"

July 1, 2019: "Conclusion: From Chaos to the Brain"

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We meet in the 6th floor north study room.