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The Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter$
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Ryan J. Johnson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474416535

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416535.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Encounter

Conclusion: The Encounter

(p.256) Conclusion: The Encounter
The Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter

Ryan J. Johnson

Edinburgh University Press

This concluding chapter returns to the St Jerome story of the love potion before addressing some lingering issues on the Deleuze-Lucretius encounter thus presented. It considers what is meant with the claim that Lucretian atomism produced portions of Deleuzeanism, returning once again to the term used to characterise this relationship — ‘encounter’. From here, the chapter considers yet another question: what is an encounter for Deleuze and why is it so important to this story of his philosophical relationship with Lucretius? After exploring this issue further, the chapter concludes the story of the encounter with a final observation on why Deleuze's theory of immanent ideas was selected for discussion in this volume.

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, Lucretius, St Jerome, Deleuze-Lucretius encounter, Lucretian atomism, Deleuzeanism, encounter, philosophical relationship, theory of immanent ideas

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