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<i>Introduction</i> <b>Like a Painful Wound</b>

Brent Adkins

in Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748627967
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652419 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627967.003.0001
Introduction Like a Painful Wound

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the different views of Gottfried Wilhelm Hegel, Martin Heidegger and Gilles Deleuze on death and desire. The book has three main parts. The first examines Heidegger's account of death and his dependence on the constitutive lack that grounds experience, the second explores Hegel's account of death from the Phenomenology of Spirit and the connection between the development of consciousness and negation, and the final part examines Deleuze's account of desire as productive in an effort to propose a new way of thinking about death.

Keywords: death; desire; Gottfried Wilhelm Hegel; Martin Heidegger; Gilles Deleuze; Phenomenology of Spirit; consciousness; negation

Chapter.  6069 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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