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Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze
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Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze

Brent Adkins

Abstract

Despite what its title might suggest, this book is a meditation on life. Using the texts of Hegel, Heidegger, and Deleuze, it argues that philosophy has been dominated by a form of thought which focuses exclusively on death. The importance of this text lies in its refusal of the morbidity of much contemporary philosophy; its uniqueness lies in placing Hegel, Heidegger, and Deleuze in conversation; and its usefulness lies in the clarity with which it articulates and compares these very diverse thinkers.

Keywords: death, desire, Hegel, Heidegger, Deleuze, philosophy, morbidity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627967
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627967.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent Adkins, author

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