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Deleuze's Kantian Ethos: Critique as a Way of Life

Cheri Lynne Carr


Deleuze’s Kantian Ethos explores the potential Deleuze’s reformulation of Kantian critique has for developing a transformative ethical practice. The starting point is the idea that ontology implies an actual practical attitude that is not a theory but a choice about oneself. This ethical choice must be made today in relation to the myriad ways that what we are capable of doing and becoming have been limited, most troublingly by our desire for our own repression. Deleuze’s energetic, critical ontology leads him to seek to resist all forms of fascism within the self. This ethical orientation tow ... More

Keywords: Ethics, Ethos, Fascism within the self, Kantian critique, Education of desire, Wisdom

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474407717
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cheri Lynne Carr, author
CUNY's LaGuardia Community College

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Part I Deleuze’s Critical Philosophy – Kantian Critique and the Differential Theory of Faculties

Part II Critique as an Ethos – A Handbook for a Way Out

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