Difference and Repetition

Here are my notes from a series of courses I ran in 2010/11 at Manchester Metropolitan University on Difference and Repetition, they are more detailed, but also more full of errors, than my guide to that work. Do bear in mind that we worked through the text over the course of several years, and that my reading of it evolved over that time.



Lecture 1: Introduction to the course

Lecture 2: Kierkegaard, Law and Repetition

Lecture 3: Kierkegaard, Repetition, and Theatre

Lecture 4: Incongruent Counterparts and Internal Difference

Chapter One: Difference in-itself

Lecture 5: Porphyry, Representation, and Difference

Lecture 6: Aristotle, Difference and Analogy

Lecture 7: Duns Scotus, Analogy and Univocity

Lecture 8: Spinoza, Affect, and the Plane of Immanence

Lecture 9: Hegel, Species, and Infinite Representation

Lecture 10: Hegel, Difference, and Negation

Chapter Two: Repetition for-itself

Lecture 11: Kant, Transcendental Deduction, and Passive Synthesis

Lecture 12: Bergson and Passive Synthesis

Lecture 13: Transcendental Deduction and Passive Synthesis

Lecture 14: The Third Synthesis of Time

Lecture 15: Deleuze and the Eternal Return

Lecture 16: Freud and Beyond the Pleasure Principle

Lecture 17: Freud and Deleuze 1

Lecture 18: Freud and Deleuze 2

Lecture 19: Plato and Determination

Lecture 20: Conclusions


Chapter Three: The Image of Thought

Lecture 11: The Image of Thought

Lecture 12: The History of the Image of Thought 1

Lecture 13: The History of the Image of Thought 2

Lecture 14: The Kantian Sublime

Lecture 15: Sense, Problems, and Learning

Chapter Four: Ideas and the Synthesis of Difference

Lecture 16: Kant and Ideas

Lecture 17: Deleuze and the Calculus

Lecture 18: The Wider Calculus

Lecture 19: The Nature of Ideas

Lecture 20: Actualisation

Chapter Five: Asymmetrical Synthesis of the Sensible

Lecture 21: Chapter Five

Lecture 22: Merleau-Ponty and Depth

Lecture 23: Three Characteristics of Intensity

Lecture 24: Difference and Repetition and After

Jean-Paul Sartre

Here are some lectures I gave for a 10 week course on Sartre’s philosophy, tracing his development from his early studies on the emotions and imagination through to his later attempts to combine existentialism and Marxism.