This advanced graduate-level course in Philosophy addresses a unique philosophical figure on a rotating basis in order to keep the programme at the forefront of scholarly research and to reflect the faculty’s research expertise. Every year the academic staff member in charge of the course will approve of a new philosopher to be examined. The bibliography will contain not less than 8 peer-reviewed articles or scholarly publications reflecting the current topic.
This is an advanced course in which students will engage with the ideas of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. His philosophy of immanence will be carefully analyzed such as his notion of the supposed power of the soul to control and to organize bodies. As explained, to make oneself a “body without organs,” in Deleuze’s terms, is to replace the faculty of judgment with an immanent method of comparing powers.