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A Li(f)e

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003206/00001

Material Information

Title: A Li(f)e The World of Gilles Deleuze and Its Problems
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Chrappa, Chris
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Deleuze, Gilles
Plateaus
Oedipus
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Given the dearth of informed material on the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), 1 undertook a careful reading of his oeuvre and set out to explicate the key concepts and ideas contained therein. Since his books are infamously difficult, I sought various and somewhat more neutral contexts to both mediate and connect with Deleuze. Beginning with his reading of Plato (Chapter I), I trace through the history of Western science, mathematics, ethics, and philosophy (Chapters II and III) some of the consequences of what I call 'Plato's lie,' a moral decision made to the detriment and exclusion of alternative ways of thinking, existing, and investigating the world. I suggest that such fields as complexity theory, topology, evolutionary biology, and far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics have opened up the gates to many of these 'ways of being,' and show that Deleuze, despite appearances, engaged these fields seriously, albeit not without idiosyncrasy. My conclusions are quite general, that Deleuze viewed an open- mindedness to risk and uncertainty as a shift ftom 'lie' to 'life' (hence the title of the thesis), and that his work can be of value and relevance to people in any number of contexts, intellectual or otherwise.
Statement of Responsibility: by Chris Chrappa
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Berggren, Douglas; Edidin, Aron

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 C5
System ID: NCFE003206:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003206/00001

Material Information

Title: A Li(f)e The World of Gilles Deleuze and Its Problems
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Chrappa, Chris
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Deleuze, Gilles
Plateaus
Oedipus
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Given the dearth of informed material on the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), 1 undertook a careful reading of his oeuvre and set out to explicate the key concepts and ideas contained therein. Since his books are infamously difficult, I sought various and somewhat more neutral contexts to both mediate and connect with Deleuze. Beginning with his reading of Plato (Chapter I), I trace through the history of Western science, mathematics, ethics, and philosophy (Chapters II and III) some of the consequences of what I call 'Plato's lie,' a moral decision made to the detriment and exclusion of alternative ways of thinking, existing, and investigating the world. I suggest that such fields as complexity theory, topology, evolutionary biology, and far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics have opened up the gates to many of these 'ways of being,' and show that Deleuze, despite appearances, engaged these fields seriously, albeit not without idiosyncrasy. My conclusions are quite general, that Deleuze viewed an open- mindedness to risk and uncertainty as a shift ftom 'lie' to 'life' (hence the title of the thesis), and that his work can be of value and relevance to people in any number of contexts, intellectual or otherwise.
Statement of Responsibility: by Chris Chrappa
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Berggren, Douglas; Edidin, Aron

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 C5
System ID: NCFE003206:00001

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