A Deleuzian Approach to Curriculum: Essays on a Pedagogical by J. Wallin

By J. Wallin

This paintings examines the impoverished photo of lifestyles presupposed by way of the legacy of transcendent and representational considering that maintains to border the boundaries of curricular idea. interpreting the ways that smooth associations colonize hope and overdetermine the lifetime of its topic, this ebook attracts upon the anti-Oedipal philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, innovative inventive perform, and an unorthodox curriculum family tree to reconsider the pedagogical venture as a job of thought construction for the liberation of existence and instantiation of a humans but to return. This ebook invitations lecturers, artists, and graduate scholars to have interaction the modern struggles of curriculum thought, academic philosophy, and pedagogical perform with a brand new set of conceptual instruments for considering radical distinction.

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5). Rather than limiting the regulatory selection of only certain properties or modes for Being, the Deleuzian simulacrum selects a virtual multiplicity of potential becomings. For Deleuze (1983), there is no replication without difference, no actuality without the vital intervention of the virtual. Beings emerge from virtual processes of doubling, imaging, and simulation. Not simply the product of a mass replicating apparatus, such Beings are expressions of the virtual powers of differentiation.

417). ” “[T]he seeming . . diversity [of the curriculum] is an illusion because ‘they’ are manifestations of a [single] meaning of curriculum: the curriculum-as-plan” (p. 417). It is in this vein that the ostensible freedoms of the student are coded in advance by an a priori image of pedagogical life. The student’s relationship to curriculum is not simply interactive or passive, but interpassive. Whereas interactivity connotes the incompleteness of currere, requiring in turn the efforts of an active subject, interpassivity expresses the individual’s relationship to a system that is already more-than-complete.

In the Baudrillardian simulacrum, reality is an effect of the sign drained of its virtual power. Hence, virtuality becomes for Baudrillard not only the “eternal repetition of the Same,” but concomitantly, the negative desire for perfection, the “perfect crime . . the finishing off of the world, for which we now have to undergo a process of mourning” (Baudrillard, 2002, p. 200). In the Deleuzian concept of the simulacrum, mourning is eclipsed by affirmation. The dogmatic image of currere is habilitated to its virtual powers for becoming.

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