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Conclusion: Aesthetics or Inaesthetics?

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638000
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652648 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.003.0026
Conclusion: Aesthetics or Inaesthetics?

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze's mode of reading of literature, describing two philosophies of literature, conjoined and disjoined in disjunctive synthesis or two similar-yet-distinctive modes of reading literature philosophically. It suggests that the contrast between Badiou's philosophy of the event and Deleuze's vitalism determines both their style of writing and their writing about style.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; Gilles Deleuze; reading; literature; disjunctive synthesis; philosophy; vitalism; writing style

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Subjects: Philosophy

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