David Hume

Jon Roffe

in Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780748632992
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652570 | DOI:
David Hume

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This chapter examines the influence of David Hume on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It discusses the central tenets of Deleuze's Empiricism and Subjectivity and evaluates the extent to which this work provides an implicit foundation for the metaphysics of Difference and Repetition. The chapter suggests that Hume's continued influence on Deleuze is irreducible to a homology of doctrine. It explains that while the philosophy of association in its Humean form has no place in Deleuze's transcendental empiricism, Deleuze's philosophy remains Humean.

Keywords: David Hume; Gilles Deleuze; philosophy; Empiricism and Subjectivity; Difference and Repetition; homology of doctrine; philosophy of association; transcendental empiricism

Chapter.  8598 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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