I have just had an article published in the new edition of Deleuze and Guattari Studies, entitled 'Pursuing Joy with Deleuze: Transcendental Empiricism and Affirmative Naturalism as Worldly Practice'.
In this paper, I seek to extract what I call an empiricist mode of existence through a combined reading of two under-researched vectors of Gilles Deleuze’s thought: his ‘transcendental empiricism’ and his ‘affirmative naturalism’. This empiricist mode of existence co-positions Deleuze’s empiricism and naturalism as pertaining to a stylistics of life which is ontologically experimentalist, epistemologically open, and immanently engaged in the world. That is, a processual praxis of demystification and organising encounters towards joy.
The full reference is as-follows:
Heaney, Conor 'Pursuing Joy with Deleuze: Transcendental Empiricism and Affirmative Naturalism as Wordly Practice', Deleuze and Guattari Studies, 12, 3 (2018), 374-401