JBSP Online: Sean Winkler on Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricist Philosophy

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Out now, new article for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology by Sean Winkler (Loyola Marymount / Redlands).

Sean Winkler – “Creativity in the Age of Information: An Essay on Gilles Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricist Philosophy”

JBSP (Received 20 Aug 2022, Accepted 16 Jan 2023, Published online: 02 Feb 2023).

Abstract: In this paper, I explicate twentieth-century French philosopher, Gilles Deleuze’s paper, “What is the Creative Act?” as a response to the “crisis of creativity” in the Age of Information. I contend that for him, the creative act does not consist of circulating information, but of eliciting the experience of “defamiliarization”. This thesis will be developed over the course of five sections: first, on Deleuze’s lecture, “What is the Creative Act?”, second on the “act of communication”, third and fourth on, respectively, “space–time(s)” and the “Idea”, and fifth, on a synthesis of the paper’s overall account of the creative act, along with a discussion of its role in transcendental empiricism. I draw from “What is the Creative Act?”, texts from throughout Deleuze’s oeuvre as well as the secondary literature. This paper aims to contribute to ongoing discussions in Deleuze Studies and the Philosophy of Creativity.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2023.2170812

Sean Winkler, Philosophy Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, USA;Philosophy Department, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, USA

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