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By Jon Roffe

ISBN-10: 0773540083

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Badiou's Deleuze provides the 1st thorough research of 1 of the main major encounters in modern idea: Alain Badiou's interpretation and rejection of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Badiou's analyzing of Deleuze is essentially specified by his provocative booklet, Deleuze: The Clamor of Being. Badiou's Deleuze provides a close exam of Badiou's interpreting and argues that, whereas it fails to do justice to the Deleuzean undertaking, it invitations us to think again and re-evaluate Deleuze's energy to deal with the final word matters of philosophy. Badiou's Deleuze analyses the differing metaphysics of 2 of the main influential contemporary continental philosophers, whose divergent perspectives have assisted in shaping a lot modern thought.

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They are no broader than the conditioned: they are the conditions of real experience” (B 27). In the third case, Deleuze understands the method of intuition as founded on the primordiality of duration. Intuition takes duration as its element, and grasps problems and concepts from this point of view. As in the case of the second characteristic with respect to the first, this temporalizing aspect to intuition encompasses the first two characteristics also. g. the closed and the open” [ID 47]); in the second, the goal is to produce an account of differences in kind that ultimately turn around the differences of kind between matter and duration, on the one hand, and, on the other, the role that differences in kind play within the constitution of duration itself.

In chapter three of The Clamor of Being, Badiou turns to an account of how such a thought in fact works: the dynamism at the heart of the structure. If Deleuze perennially proceeds by invoking nominal pairs, it is to describe the terminal moments of a movement of thinking, only one of which is essential. 26 METHOD Intuition On the basis of this fundamental thesis, Badiou claims that Deleuze’s method for thinking the One and the multiple together cannot involve any of the three pre-eminent methods found in the history of philosophy.

Bergson extends this point, however, to claim that intuition as method is essentially concerned with differences in kind, as opposed to differences in number or degree. It aims to establish profound or fundamental division rather than remaining caught up in superficial or merely apparent divisions. The key example in this regard that Deleuze considers is the division, central for Bergson, between spatiality and temporality. In one of the essential moves in his reading of Bergson, Deleuze extracts from him a rigorous ontological treatment of temporality, irreducible to any claim for the primordiality of extended spatiality.

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