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Turning Toward the World: Lucretius, in Theory

Jonathan Goldberg

in The Seeds of Things

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230662
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235827 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230662.003.0003
Turning Toward the World: Lucretius, in Theory

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In this chapter, Michel Foucault's abstraction of the “Deleuzian” way of philosophizing, which articulates that responding to queries implies formulating another problem to attend to, is introduced. It goes without saying that similarities or analogy and differences might mean the same thing. Another concept cited here is that of Michael Porter's “identity thesis,” which expounds on the identical conception of love and life that crosses the boundaries of mortality. Investigations covering the creation of mortal and immortal beings, as well as other creatures in the structure and objects, are addressed by the atomic/evolutionary theory that is put forward by Lucretius. “Incorporeal materiality” or in essence, declaration without contradiction, is one of the most remarkable contributions of Lucretius in the theoretical realm, which originated from Foucault.

Keywords: Michel Foucault; Deleuzian; Michael Porter; identity thesis; love; life; mortality; atomic/evolutionary theory; Lucretius; incorporeal materiality

Chapter.  13410 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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