Conclusion The Free Think of Death Least

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:
Conclusion The Free Think of Death Least

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This chapter aims to build on the resources provided by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in Anti-Oedipus and to discuss the way that the practice of philosophy might be characterised by joy rather than by sadness. It analyses four crucial engagements with death in the history of philosophy that do not fall into either mourning or melancholia. These can be found in the works of Epicurus, Baruch Spinoza, Maurice Blanchot and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Keywords: death; Gilles Deleuze; Felix Guattari; Anti-Oedipus; mourning; melancholia; Epicurus; Baruch Spinoza; Maurice Blanchot; Friedrich Nietzsche

Chapter.  4987 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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