By Sabrina Achilles
Sabrina Achilles. Literature, Ethics, and Aesthetics: utilized Deleuze and Guattari. Pallgrave Macmillan, 2012. 230 Pages.
Release date: March 27, 2012 | ISBN-10: 023034089X | ISBN-13: 978-0230340893
This publication is a conceptualization of the literary aesthetic in terms of ethics, specifically, an ethics for a priority for the Self. Bringing Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's constructivist pondering right into a sensible area, Sabrina Achilles rethinks the ways that literature is known and taught. via an interdisciplinary process, literature is considered from the location of an issue with none pre-given frame.
Sabrina Achilles is a lecturer of English on the collage of Western Sydney.
Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (March 27, 2012)
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Michael Clark points out that in Barthes’s notion of Text the word is not situated in the world, as it is for historicists, nor is the world situated in the word, as it is for formalists, but rather the word is treated as world (2000:7). 10 For Deleuze, theory is a regional system in the struggle against systems of power. It does not totalize (as power does) but is rather an “instrument for multiplication and it also multiplies itself” (Deleuze in Foucault, 1977:208). It is theory that the intellectual uses in the “struggle against the forms of power that transform him into its object and instrument in the sphere of ‘knowledge,’ ‘truth,’ ‘consciousness,’ and ‘discourse’ ” (Deleuze, in Foucault, 208).
But, says Deleuze, too much attention is given to history. He writes, “[w]e think too much in terms of history, whether personal or universal” (Deleuze and Parnet, 1987:2). Contrary to this, for Deleuze and Guattari, “[p]hilosophers carry out a vast diversion of wisdom (their stratigraphy); they place it at the service of pure immanence” (1994:44). In doing so, “[t]hey replaced genealogy with a geology” (44). ” (44). How could philosophy not profit from instituting a prephilosophical plane? (44).
1057/9781137015785 - Literature, Ethics, and Aesthetics, Sabrina Achilles 28 LITERATURE, ETHICS, AND AESTHETICS and Wilfrid Sellars belong with the contemporary American pragmatists. As mentioned, certain types of pragmatics block the way to the possibility of “new analytical, aesthetic and social practices,” as Guattari says of postmodernism itself (1996:112). This chapter will raise the issue of the definitional problems of pragmatics that give rise to a turning away from the aesthetic. Such pragmatics explored include philosophical pragmatism, linguistic pragmatics, and certain aspects of postmodern pragmatics.