Gilles Deleuze and the Sublime Fold of Religion

Clayton Crockett

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222063
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235605 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze and the Sublime Fold               of Religion

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This chapter examines philosopher Gilles Deleuze's concept of the sublime fold of religion. This Deleuzian fold involves a stretching or folding of form in human thinking and material and it was developed based on Kantian and Leibnizian principles. In his The Fold, Deleuze developed a metaphysics of the fold by the way of an encounter with Gottfried Leibniz and defined the fold as being the ontological difference between being and beings.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; the fold; religion; human thinking; Gottfried Leibniz; being

Chapter.  4825 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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