Spinoza: The Velocities of Thought: Lecture 13, 24 March 1981

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By Gilles Deleuze

Lecture given by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze at the University of Paris 8, 24 March 1981. This is lecture 13 of a 14-lecture seminar Deleuze taught between December 1980 and March 1981.

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The Deleuze Seminars is a collection of audio recordings, transcriptions, and English translations of, and supplemental materials from, the lectures French philosopher Gilles Deleuze gave during his career at the University of Paris 8.

“Spinoza: The Velocities of Thought” was a 14-lecture seminar given from December 1980 to March 1981. In this seminar, Deleuze revisits his examination of Baruch Spinoza’s philosophy. Deleuze had previously published two books on Spinoza: Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza (Spinoza et le problème de l'expression, 1968), and Spinoza: Practical Philosophy (Spinoza Philosophie pratique, 1970, 2nd ed. 1981). The majority of these lectures were given the same year as the publication of the second edition of the latter title.

In the 24 March 1981 lecture, topics of discussion include: affection and essence; desire; the innate and the acquired; the affects; the body; the concept of Being and the en tant que of the thinker; the affects of the Outside; ethics and ontology; pantheism; English writer D.H. Lawrence and the sun; the composition of relationships and the third kind of knowledge; substance and attributes; the Greek Hen-Panta (One-Many) as the cry of philosophy; the One-All of pantheism; the forms and infinity; thought, the extended and the infinite; Persian philosopher Avicenne on essences; Saint Thomas and the analogy of Being; Duns Scotus and ontology; and Scotists versus Thomists.

This dataset includes: three mp3 recordings of the lecture (total time, 2:01:22), an aggregate version of the audio recordings into a single mp3, and the complete French transcription of the recorded lecture in both pdf (23 pp) and plain text.

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Les Séminaires de Deleuze sont une collection d'enregistrements audio, de transcriptions et de traductions en anglais et de documents complémentaires des conférences que le philosophe français Gilles Deleuze a donné lors de sa carrière à l'Université de Paris 8.

«Spinoza: des vitesses de la pensée» était un séminaire de 14 conférences donné de décembre 1980 à mars 1981. Dans ce séminaire, Deleuze revisite son examen de la philosophie de Baruch Spinoza. Deleuze avait précédemment publié deux ouvrages sur Spinoza: Spinoza et le problème de l'expression (1968) et Spinoza – Philosophie pratique (1970, 2e éd., 1981). La majorité de ces conférences ont eu lieu la même année que la publication de la deuxième édition de ce dernier titre.

Dans la conférence du 24 mars 1981, les sujets de discussion comprennent: l'affection et l'essence; le désir; l'inné et l'acquis; les affects; le corps; le concept d'être et le en tant que du penseur; les affects du Dehors; éthique et ontologie; panthéisme; l’écrivain anglais D.H. Lawrence et le soleil; la composition des rapports et le troisième genre de connaissances; substance et attributs; le Hen-Panta grec comme le cri de la philosophie; l'Un-Tout du panthéisme; les formes et l'infini; la pensée, l'étendue et l'infini; le philosophe perse Avicenne sur l'essences; Saint Thomas et l'analogie de l'être; Duns Scot et ontologie; et les Scotistes contre les thomistes.

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This research has been generously supported through a grant from the College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University.

The description of this dataset is based on the meticulous work of Frédéric Astier, whose Les cours enregistrés de Gilles Deleuze, 1979-1987 has catalogued Deleuze’s seminars for those years.

Special thanks to the family of Gilles Deleuze and the University of Paris 8 for permission to reproduce the material published here.

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