Philosophy Speaker Series Continues with Presentation on Gilles Deleuze

The next presentation in the Philosophy Speaker Series will examine the influential work of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze.

The presentation will take place Friday, Jan. 24, at 2:30 p.m. in Gumberg Library’s Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center. Dr. Casey Ford, a philosophy fellow at Marlboro College in Vermont, will present The Power of Indeterminacy in Deleuze.

Deleuze—a prolific philosopher from the mid-late 20th century—wrote on philosophy, literature, film and fine art. His emphasis on multiplicity and difference was part of the larger movement in French philosophy that, at the time, included deconstruction and postmodernism.

Because Deleuze emphasizes multiple connections in the mind, society and language, some readers have argued that Deleuze makes things so complex that they lose their specific determinacy. Ford is an expert in Deleuze and will argue that Deleuzian complexity is not indeterminate.

For more information, email philosophy Professor Dr. Jay Lampert at