November 25, 1980 to March 31, 1981

“Spinoza: The Velocities of Thought” was a 15-lecture seminar given from December 1980 to March 1981. In this seminar, Deleuze revisits his examination of Baruch Spinoza’s philosophy. Deleuze had previously published two books on Spinoza: Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza (Spinoza et le problème de l'expression, 1968), and Spinoza: Practical Philosophy (Spinoza Philosophie pratique, 1970, 2nd ed. 1981). The majority of these lectures were given the same year as the publication of the second edition of the latter title, and hence these sessions were clearly informed by this new editorial preparation. The Seminar included here provides a sixteenth session, from 1978, on the theme of "continuous variation" that addresses Spinoza.

Lectures in this Seminar

Lecture Date: January 24, 1978
Lecture Date: November 25, 1980
Lecture Date: December 2, 1980
Lecture Date: December 9, 1980
Lecture Date: December 16, 1980
Lecture Date: January 6, 1981
Lecture Date: January 13, 1981
Lecture Date: January 20, 1981
Lecture Date: January 27, 1981
Lecture Date: February 3, 1981
Lecture Date: February 10, 1981
Lecture Date: February 17, 1981
Lecture Date: March 10, 1981
Lecture Date: March 17, 1981
Lecture Date: March 24, 1981
Lecture Date: March 31, 1981