Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Life DrawingA Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gordon C.F. Bearn

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823244805

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823244805.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use (for details see www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 January 2019



(p.1) Overture
Life Drawing

Gordon C. F. Bearn

Fordham University Press

This book explores an aesthetics of existence inspired by Gilles Deleuze and his 1980 book A Thousand Plateaus, co-authored with Félix Guattari. “Existentialism” has come to refer to a certain voluntaristic way of responding to the threat of nihilism. The book equates the threat of nihilism with the threat of pointlessness and suggests that any philosopher who writes in response to the threat of irredeemable pointlessness is an existentialist. Ludwig Wittgenstein was an existential philosopher. Conceived as a response to the threat of pointlessness and meaninglessness, existentialism opens its doors to Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud.

Keywords:   aesthetics, existence, Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus, Félix Guattari, existentialism, nihilism, pointlessness, Ludwig Wittgenstein, meaninglessness

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .