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M. Curtis Allen is a philosopher and theorist primarily interested in 19th, 20th, and 21st century philosophy of language/mind, metaphysics, and social ontology (across the analytic and continental traditions) and their relation to the structure of late modern social practices and cultural production, especially in terms of political economy, art, literature, media, and technology. He is also interested in the philosophical and cultural consequences of computation and the Black radical tradition.

He has recently completed doctoral work under the title The Metaphysics of Modernism and the Aesthetics of Reason in Wittgenstein, Deleuze, and Others. This work elaborates a theory of the genesis of sense in Ludwig Wittgenstein and Gilles Deleuze—with help from Kant, Peirce, Frege, Marx, and Robert Brandom, among others—as it comes into contact with recent problems in cultural and political thought.

He was Head Editor of Chiasma: A Site for Thought (2017–2020) and has been published in  the Journal of Speculative Philosophy (forthcoming 2024), The Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, Open PhilosophyDeleuze and Guattari Studies, and elsewhere.

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