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Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy
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Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze

Christian Kerslake

Abstract

One of the terminological constants in the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze is the word ‘immanence’, and it has therefore become a foothold for those wishing to understand exactly what ‘Deleuzian philosophy’ is. Deleuze's philosophy of immanence is held to be fundamentally characterised by its opposition to all philosophies of ‘transcendence’. On that basis, it is widely believed that Deleuze's project is premised on a return to a materialist metaphysics. The author of this book argues that such an interpretation is fundamentally misconceived, and has led to misunderstandings of Deleuze's ... More

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze, immanence, Deleuzian philosophy, transcendence, materialist metaphysics, post-Kantian philosophy, Kantian epistemology, post-Kantian tradition, Schelling, Wronski

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748635900
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635900.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Kerslake, author