Deleuze’s Way: Essays in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics by Ronald Bogue

By Ronald Bogue

Addressing the fundamental query of the connection among ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy, this booklet offers transparent symptoms of the sensible implications of Deleuze's method of the humanities via unique research of the moral measurement of creative job in literature, song, and film.Bogue examines Deleuze's "transverse means" of interrelating the moral and the cultured, the transverse approach being either a style of suggestion and a tradition of residing. one of the matters tested are these of the connection of song to literature, the political vocation of the humanities, violence in well known tune, the ethics and aesthetics of schooling, using song and sound in movie, the position of the visible in literary invention, the functionality of the humanities in pass cultural interactions, and the way forward for Deleuzian research as a way of forming an open, reciprocally self-constituting, transcultural worldwide tradition.

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32 Deleuze’s Way and nonlinguistic elements. A minor usage of language affects all the components of speech-acts, and in the theater one sees an explicit demonstration of literature’s implicit deterritorialization of diction, gesture, movement and setting through the manipulation of the word. Similarly, in Messiaen’s experimentations with birdsong, he necessarily engages elements beyond those of mere sound, for each birdsong is part of a complex territorial assemblage of interrelated rhythms that constitute patterns of courtship, mating, reproduction, feeding, and so on.

A standard language does not exist by itself as a static, self-enclosed, rule-governed system; rather, it issues from multiple patterns of actions and entities organized in such a way as to restrict variation and regularize relations of force. But lines of variation may be used in other ways as well. The “impoverished” German of Prague Jews, the creoles of Caribbean islanders, the Black English of African-Americans, are diverse usages of major languages that destabilize linguistic regularities and intensify lines of continuous variation.

8 All animals inhabit milieus, but only some occupy territories. A territory emerges when a milieu component ceases to be merely functional and becomes expressive. The bright coloration of the male stickleback fish, for example, is not simply a mating stimulus for the female, but it serves also as a placard signaling the male’s territorial rights. The color is “both a quality and a property, quale and proprium” (MP 387/315), the qualitative expression of the territory and the signature of its possessor.

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