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G. W. F. Hegel

Bruce Baugh

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/9780748632992.003.0007
G. W. F. Hegel

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This chapter examines the influence of G.W.F. Hegel on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It explains that while Hegel received the least sympathetic treatment of all the major philosophers discussed by Deleuze, Deleuze was somehow able to retrieve from Hegel something useful for his own philosophy. The chapter suggests that Deleuze's rejection of Hegel rests on the firm conviction that Hegel's philosophy has betrayed difference by making difference into something negative, and that it is this Hegelian negativity which Deleuze tirelessly criticised.

Keywords: G.W.F. Hegel; Gilles Deleuze; philosophy; difference; negativity

Chapter.  6903 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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