Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Spinoza Now$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816672806

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MNSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2021

The Joyful Passions in Spinoza’s Theoryof Relations

The Joyful Passions in Spinoza’s Theoryof Relations

(p.51) 3 The Joyful Passions in Spinoza’s Theoryof Relations
Spinoza Now

Simon Duffy

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses the two most prominent exponents of Spinoza—Gilles Deleuze and Pierre Macherey—in locating the theory of relations in the third part of Ethics. By examining Deleuze’s and Macherey’s different interpretations of the relation between active or joyful and passive or sad affections, the chapter shows two ways of constructing a politics departing from the theory of passions. The chapter also concentrates on the elusive “joyful passions,” which are neither properly active nor purely passive and therefore forge a relation between sad and joyous affections. The interpretation of Spinoza offered by Deleuze in Expressionism in Philosophy provides an account of the dynamic transformations or changes of the characteristic relations of a Spinozist finite existing mode, or human being.

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, Pierre Macherey, theory of relations, Ethics, affections, joyful passions, Spinoza, Expressionism in Philosophy

Minnesota 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.