What Art Thinks

  • Jack Richardson
Part of the Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation book series (PEST)


This chapter explores Gilles Deleuze’s conceptualization of a “new image of thought” as a pre-subjective and non-representational process of thinking. As such, thinking is relocated outside the subject, thus reframing thinking not as the sole possession of a thinking subject, but as an emergent event occurring as a consequence of a “shock” that compels thought. Such a concept locates thoughts’ origins in the genetic conditions of experience. This chapter explores the consequences of Deleuze’s “new image of thought” as it pertains to understanding, creating, and teaching art.


Core Subject Conscious Perception Abstract Machine Philosophical Inquiry Traditional Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Richardson
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  1. 1.Department of Arts Administration, Education and PolicyThe Ohio State UniversityNewarkUSA

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