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I'm currently working at the intersection of dynamical systems theory, the biological and cognitive sciences, and Deleuze. I have a new book with Minnesota, entitled Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences, which was published in July 2013. I also published a book with Minnesota in 2009 on this, entitled Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic. It was published in November 2009 with the Posthumanities series, edited by Cary Wolfe of Rice University.
Current working papers
Latest addition: 10 October 2017.
As these are drafts, please do not cite for publication w/o permission. Please do write me with any comments. All files are (.pdf) and open in a new window, except for the link to the Stanford article on Deleuze.
Draft: "Affect and Life in Spinoza, Nietzsche, and Bergson" 21 December 2017
Draft: "Human Nature: Multiplicity and Joy" 23 October 2017
Draft: "Affective Ideology and Trump's Popularity" (co-authored with Christian Helge Peters) 28 September 2017
Draft: "Rousseau and Contemporary Anthropology," 1 June 2017
Draft: "The Berserker Rage," 6 April 2017 (revised from 1 Jan and 1 March 2017 versions)
Draft: "Academic Freedom Aspects of the Steven Salaita Case," revised 4 March 17
Draft: "Deleuze and Guattari on Ideology," 16 August 2016
Draft: "Stanley on Ideology," 17 July 2016
Translation of a few passages from F Lordon, La Société des affects. DRAFT of 20 February 2016.
Economies of Violence: Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture, Penn State, 7 April 2015. DRAFT of 28 March 2015.
Naturalism in the Continental Tradition. With Keith Ansell Pearson, August 2014.
Foucault on Neoliberalism and the Art of Governing. Extract from 2009 piece on F and neoliberalism, Nov 2013.
Darwin, Disaster, and War: Comments on Prosociality. American Political Science Association (APSA paper), August 2013.
La méthodologie et l'ontologie deleuzienne de Foucault. French version, expanded and improved upon, of draft dated 17 Jan 2013 below. Revised, 29 May 2013.
Long version of a review of Manuel DeLanda, Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy. Slightly revised and expanded from the version that appeared in 2003 in Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 14 March 2013.
Plato, Political Affect, and Lullabies. Draft of 11 February 2013.
"Political Emotion," in Christian von Scheve and Mikko Salmela, eds. Collective Emotions Oxford University Press, 2014. 3 Feb 2013
Foucault's Deleuzean Methodology of the late 1970s. Draft of 17 January 2013.
Development of Three Themes in Richard Shusterman's somaesthetics project. Draft of 30 September 2012.
Canguilhem's geo-bio-social multiplicity. Draft expanded version of Warwick paper below.
Draft: Preface and Overview of Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences. Forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press (2013). Draft of 9 August 2012.
Draft: Adaptation and adaptivity in Canguilhem. Draft of paper at "The Normal and the Pathological" workshop at University of Warwick, 27-28 September 2011. Draft of 18 September 2011.
Draft: Deleuze and Life. Draft of article forthcoming in Cambridge Companion to Deleuze, ed. by Henry Somers-Hall and Daniel W Smith. Draft of 11 July 2011.
Draft: Out of Our Heads and Into Society: Remarks on the political economy of consciousness. Draft of paper in conjunction with the Hugues Leblanc lectures delivered by Alva Noë at UQAM, 19 March 2011. Draft of 9 March 2011.
Draft: Population Thinking: Difference and Development in the Socially Extended Mind. Draft of paper for Socially Extended Mind workshop, Free University Berlin, 21-22 March 2011. Draft of 6 Feb 2011.
Draft: "Deleuze and West-Eberhard: The Virtual Status of “Unexpressed Genetic Variation." Draft of APA Eastern talk. Updated version: 22 December 2010.
Draft: "Mind in Life, Mind in Process: Toward a New Transcendental Aesthetic and a New Question of Panpsychism". Article version of the conference talk below. Cleaner prose, better reference system, etc. 25 October 2010.
Draft: "Deleuze, Jonas and Thompson: Toward a New Transcendental Aesthetic and a New Question of Panpsychism". Conference talks at CSCP and SPEP this fall. Originally uploaded 29 August 2010. Slight revision: 6 September 2010.
Translation of "Topology, chronology, and order of magnitude of physical individuation" comprising pages 146-151 of Gilbert Simondon's L'Individu et sa genèse physico-biologique (Grenoble: Millon, 1995). Academic use only; not for commercial use. 19 July 2010.
Translation of "Topology and ontogenesis" comprising pages 222-227 of Gilbert Simondon's L'Individu et sa genèse physico-biologique (Grenoble: Millon, 1995). Academic use only; not for commercial use. 17 July 2010.
Draft: "Preparing to Learn from Deleuze's Difference and Repetition." Draft of version that appeared in Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Nepal) Winter 2010, Vol. 5, No. 11: 35-45. 8 July 2010.
Draft: "Adding Deleuze to the Mix". (Deleuze and the 4EA approach to cognitive science.) Forthcoming in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 8 July 2010
Notes on Philip Mirowski: "Defining Neoliberalism" 23 January 2010
Larval subjects, enaction, and E. coli chemotaxis. Draft of a paper for Deleuze and the Body, eds. Laura Guillaume and Joe Hughes. Edinburgh University Press. 1 January 2010.
Abstract of a paper on Proscial Behavior in Disasters. 19 December 2009.
Notes on Deleuze and Human Nature. 19 December 2009.
What does Foucault think is new about neoliberalism?. 28 June 2009. Final draft. Forthcoming in vol. 21 of Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy.
New version of a talk on the Terri Schiavo case. 4 February 2009.
Philosophy of Consciousness and the Body. Forthcoming in Beth Lord and John Mullarkey, eds. Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. 2 July 2008.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Gilles Deleuze. Co-authored with Dan Smith (Philosophy, Purdue). 23 May 2008.
Affect, Agency and Responsibility: The Act of Killing in the Age of Cyborgs. Final draft of 27 Oct 2007. Published in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7.3 (2008): 405-13.
Water Paper presented at the Deleuze Conference at University of South Carolina, April 2007
Biopolitics and Biopower: Agamben and Foucault. Draft 7 March 2006.
Katrina. Draft 1 November 2005 (pdf)
Deleuze, Guattari and Emergence. Draft 19 February 2005
Evelyn Fox Keller. From The Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (2005).
Derrida's Love of Philosophy. Roundtable on Derrida's Legacy: Tulane University, 19 Nov 2004
Political Physiology in High School: Columbine and After (new version 15 Aug 2004)
Some Remarks on Empire. Draft, 24 Sept 2003
The Organism as Judgment of God: Aristotle, Kant, Deleuze on Nature in Deleuze and Religion, ed. Mary Bryden (London: Routledge, 2001).
The Geophilosophies of Deleuze and Guattari Paper presented at SEDAAG (Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers), November 2001