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Immanence - Deleuze and Philosophy$
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Miguel de Beistegui

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638307

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638307.001.0001

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Ethics

Ethics

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(p.105) 5 Ethics
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Immanence - Deleuze and Philosophy
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Miguel de Beistegui

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638307.003.0006

This chapter addresses some of the practical consequences of Baruch Spinoza's ontology for the existence of modes. It then demonstrates the extent to which Gilles Deleuze's thought after Expressionism in Philosophy remains indebted to Spinoza. Spinoza rejects entirely the theological idea of the perfection of the original man, and he does so on natural grounds. The problem of ethics and of life is described. Deleuze and Félix Guattari posit that the link between syntheses is not dialectical. They do not defend economy and ethics: desire is entirely economical and social, entirely productive of its object, entirely immanent. Schizoanalysis designates a way out of psychoanalysis, and schizophrenia a way out of neurosis and hysteria. It is not a matter of adopting schizophrenia as a model to be imitated, but as a process in which desire is visible and produced in its raw, free state.

Keywords:   ontology, ethics, Baruch Spinoza, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, schizoanalysis, psychoanalysis, desire, schizophrenia, neurosis

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