Protevi's paper applies Deleuze’s ontology to explore the following issues: Biopower and biopolitics; personality, personhood, destratification and sacrifice. He uses the Schiavo case to open up the implicaitons of a Deleuzean jurisprudence of intensity, singularity and privacy.
John Protevi, Louisiana State University, U.S.A.
John Protevi is Associate Professor of French Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received an MA in Philosophy from Penn State, where he studied with Joseph Kockelmans and Alphonso Lingis, among others. He received a PhD in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago in 1990, with a dissertation under the direction of John Sallis. He is the author of Time and Exteriority: Aristotle, Heidegger, Derrida (Bucknell University Press, 1994); Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic (Athlone Press, 2001); and co-author, with Mark Bonta, of Deleuze and Geophilosophy: A Guide and Glossary (Edinburgh University Press, 2004). In addition, he is co-editor, with Paul Patton, of Between Deleuze and Derrida (Continuum Press, 2003); and editor of the Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2005).
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