The Concepts of Life in Twentieth Century French Thought: Genealogies and Transformations

  • Marrati, P., (Researcher)

    Project: Research project

    Project Details

    Description

    The aim of this project is to analyze the renewed primacy of the concept of life in contemporary French philosophy, especially in Foucault, Deleuze, and Derrida, and to retrace its different genealogies: the history of biology according to Canguilhem (for Foucault), the vitalism of Bergson (for Deleuze), the phenomenology and ontology of Husserl and Heidegger (for Derrida) . The reconstruction of these geneologies and the analysis of their conceptual displacements enable us to read the history of French philosophy from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth century in a way that corrects the classical opposition between so-called philosophies of the subject and of meaning (bergsonism, phenomenology), on the one hand, and the philosphies of rationality and of science (Canguilhem), on the other.
    Short titleThe Concepts of Life
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/03/001/05/02

    Research Output

    • 3 Chapter
    • 1 Article
    • 1 Book/Film/Article review

    Against the Doxa: Politics of Immanence and Becoming Minoritarian

    Marrati, P., 2001, Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of Deleuze and Guattari. Pisters, P. (ed.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 205-220 302 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

    The Catholicism of Cinema: Gilles Deleuze on Image and Belief

    Marrati, P., 2001, Religion and Media. Vries, H. & Weber, S. (eds.). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, p. 227-240 649 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

    Contro la doxa: filosofia e letteratura nell'opera di Gilles Deleuze

    Marrati, P., 2000, Il potere delle parole. Sullla compagnia fra letteratura e filosofia. Petrosino, S. (ed.). Rome: Bulzoni Editor, p. 144-170 297 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

    Activities

    • 7 Invited talk
    • 2 Oral presentation

    Images and Belief: G. Deleuze on Cinema and Modernity

    P. Marrati (Speaker)
    9 Feb 2001

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    conferentie

    P. Marrati (Speaker)
    9 May 2001

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Congres `La fabrication de l'humain'

    P. Marrati (Speaker)
    11 Jan 2001

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific