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By J. Wallin

This paintings examines the impoverished snapshot of existence presupposed by way of the legacy of transcendent and representational considering that keeps to border the bounds of curricular notion. interpreting the ways that glossy associations colonize wish and overdetermine the lifetime of its topic, this publication attracts upon the anti-Oedipal philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, progressive creative perform, and an unorthodox curriculum family tree to reconsider the pedagogical venture as a role of notion construction for the liberation of existence and instantiation of a humans but to come back. This booklet invitations lecturers, artists, and graduate scholars to have interaction the modern struggles of curriculum concept, academic philosophy, and pedagogical perform with a brand new set of conceptual instruments for considering radical distinction.

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Contrariwise, the Deleuzian challenge to thinking is oriented to the creation of a virtual nonimage of currere, that is, a nonrepresentational currere that maintains the immanent unfoldment of difference. This nonimage similarly suspends the transparent communication of the sign by returning the concept to its virtual power to create a multiplicity of potential passages for thinking. POWERS OF THE FALSE 35 Block (1998) posits such an approach to currere in his concept of a vagabond pedagogy. In Block’s nonrepresentational expression of currere, there is no path, no “exercise of power” determining the way in advance (p.

Put differently, rather than seeing the 20 A DELEUZIAN APPROACH TO CURRICULUM immanently productive relations between our actions and the world, we imagine that some underlying Truth exists to be uncovered beyond such immediate and material experience. This covering of life’s intensive forces by extensive powers constitutes for Deleuze (1995) the greatest erasure enacted by the transcendental illusion. The Judeo-Christian God, the Platonic forms, the Cartesian cogito, and Foucault’s “ethics of knowledge” are but four brief examples of the transcendent legacy in Western thought.

The other mode of simulation, Massumi observes, “turns against the entire system of resemblance and replication” (p. 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.

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