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Immanuel Kant

Melissa McMahon

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0005
Immanuel Kant

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This chapter aims to present the key concepts and problems which animate Gilles Deleuze's relationship with Immanuel Kant in such a way that their broader impact on Deleuze's philosophy is made visible and explicitly indicated. It explains that a commitment to philosophy as a form of critique, in the specific sense Kant gave this term, is a recurring motif in Deleuze's work, from his earliest monograph on David Hume in 1953 to his late collection of essays entitled Critique et Clinique. The chapter argues that in most cases, Deleuze's Kantianism is felt rather than stated, and that it is suggested by a turn of phrase or piece of terminology rather than an explicit reference.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; Immanuel Kant; philosophy; David Hume; Critique et Clinique; Kantianism

Chapter.  7237 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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