My presentation on Whitehead & Deleuze for the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition conference at Seattle University

Here's the audio: I'm particularly interested in what folks familiar with Deleuze think about the exchange between me and the woman in the audience during the discussion portion. Am I getting Deleuze's general approach wrong? Here's the text of my paper: pact-2019-conference-presentation.pdf

Process and Difference in the Pluriverse: Plato, William James, & W.E.B. Du Bois

I'm sharing the lecture from the first module of my course this semester at, PARP 6135: Process and Difference in the Pluriverse. The lecture discusses Plato's Republic, William James' pluralism, and W.E.B. Du Bois' critical inheritance of James' philosophy. Here's a PDF transcript of the lecture

The Pluralism Wars Return: Towards a Diplomatic Ontology of Organism

I was wondering how long the cease fire would last... The pluralism wars flared up again this afternoon over on FaceBook (this link may not work for everyone). Misunderstandings abound, or so it seems to me. My position--which is greatly indebted to thinkers like James and Whitehead, and more recently, Bruno Latour--is that of ontological pluralism. What is finally real [...]

The Varieties of Materialism: Matter as the Play of Form

Following up on my contribution to the Latour/AIME reading group, I wanted to say a bit more about the confused concept called "matter." There are many varieties of materialism, but for the sake of time, let's follow Robert Jackson by dividing them up into two basic categories: 1) that variety of materialism which understands matter [...]

Ecologies of Space-Time in Organic Ontologies

Adam over at Knowledge-Ecology threw a great post up concerning ethology, ecology, and time. Here is a sneak peek: "The organism is not an entity acting from within space and time; rather, the organism is an active generator of space-time, enfolding both into a complex ecology that flows from organisms and their behavior. The ecosystem, [...]