Secrets of Becoming: Negotiating Whitehead, Deleuze, and Butler

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Roland Faber, Andrea M. Stephenson
Fordham Univ Press, 2011 - Philosophy - 277 pages
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Secrets of Becoming brings into conversation modes of thought traditionally held apart: Whitehead's philosophy of the event, Deleuze's philosophy of multiplicity, and Judith Butler's philosophy of gender difference. Why should one try to connect these strains of thinking? What might make the work of these thinkers negotiable with one another?

This volume finds that bridge in an emphasis on "becoming" that secretly defines the philosophies of Whitehead, Deleuze, and Butler. Its three sections investigate their surprising confluence in a "philosophy of becoming" in relation to the question of the event, bodies and societies, and immanence and divinity. A substantial Introduction gives an extended comparison of the three thinkers.

 

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Contents

Whitehead PostStructuralism and Realism
53
Deleuze Whitehead
70
Transcendental Empiricism in Deleuze and Whitehead
82
Can We Be Wolves? Intersections between Deleuzes
92
Butler and Whitehead on the Social Body
107
Conflict
127
Staying in the Middle
142
For a More Deleuzian
157
alan r van wyk
178
Whiteheads Receptacle
191
Uninteresting Truth? Tedium and Event in Postmodernity
201
Notes
215
Bibliography
265
List of Contributors
275
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Roland Faber is Professor of Process Theology at the Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Claremont Graduate University.

Andrea M. Stephenson is a doctoral student in philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont Graduate University.

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