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

Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze

Christian Kerslake

Published April 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780748635900
Hardcover
333 pages
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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. Deleuzes philosophy of immanenceMoreOne 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. Deleuzes 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 Deleuzes project is premised on a return to a materialist metaphysics. Christian Kerslake argues that such an interpretation is fundamentally misconceived, and has led to misunderstandings of Deleuzes philosophy, which is rather one of the latest heirs to the post-Kantian tradition of thought about immanence. This will be the first book to assess Deleuzes relationship to Kantian epistemology and post-Kantian philosophy, and will attempt to make Deleuzes philosophy intelligible to students working within that tradition. But it also attempts to reconstruct our image of the post-Kantian tradition, isolating a lineage that takes shape in the work of Schelling and Wronski, and which is developed in the twentieth century by Bergson, Warrain and Deleuze.