Miguel de Beistegui

in Immanence - Deleuze and Philosophy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638307
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671816 | DOI:

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Immanence is itself not a concept, but an image or a plane that is the condition of thought. Difference and Repetition and Logic of Sense may have marked an initial stage on the way to the conquest of immanence, and the uncovering of the world of anonymous, pre- individual and impersonal singularities. The plane of immanence can unfold only by presupposing a plane of organisation, ruled by functions and forms, and from which transcendence may grow. The plane of transcendence, or analogy, is always shot through with processes it cannot control. Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Proust, and Francis Bacon show the point at which their life becomes a life, and the illusion of transcendence dissolves into pure immanence. ‘Immanence: a life’ is Gilles Deleuze's last word on life, and his final celebration of it.

Keywords: immanence; Difference and Repetition; Logic of Sense; transcendence; Gilles Deleuze; Baruch Spinoza; Friedrich Nietzsche; Antonin Artaud; Marcel Proust; Francis Bacon

Chapter.  1514 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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