Hegel and Deleuze
Together Again for the First Time
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Northwestern University Press
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Introduction, Karen Houle and Jim Vernon
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A century and a half separates Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Gilles Deleuze. It would be hard to overstate the impact of these two major European intellectuals, individually, on what has come to be called “Con-tinental philosophy.” What has proved equally hard, however, is to deter-mine the impact the thought of each thinker has on that of the other ...
Part 1. Disjunction/Contradiction
1. At the Crossroads of Philosophy and Religion: Deleuze’s Critique of Hegel / Brent Adkins
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For Hegel and Deleuze both religion and philosophy are undeniable facts of human existence. Thus neither Hegel nor Deleuze can avoid an account of how religion and philosophy relate to one another. For Hegel religion and philosophy are related to one another as content and form. For Deleuze religion and philosophy are two different types ...
2. Negation, Disjunction, and a New Theory of Forces: Deleuze’s Critique of Hegel / Nathan Widder
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I would like in this chapter to examine the relationship Deleuze estab-lishes with Hegel with a view to avoiding the false alternative often ban-died between Deleuze’s critics and defenders: that either Deleuze is a naive and ill- informed reader whose polemic against his rival misunder-stands how dialectical his own thinking is, or that Hegel is unimportant ...
3. Hegel and Deleuze: Difference or Contradiction? / Anne Sauvagnargues
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In the foreword to Difference and Repetition,1 Deleuze locates his philo-sophical program in what he thinks is a broad current of “anti- Hegelianism,” and indicates that difference and repetition must take the place of iden-tity, negativity, and contradiction. This programmatic statement deliber-ately foregrounds his theoretical quarrel with Hegelian- type dialectics, ...
4. The Logic of the Rhizome in the Work of Hegel and Deleuze / Henry Somers-Hall
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The aim of this chapter is to provide an account of Deleuze and Guat-tari’s model of the rhizome, and to look at a possible Hegelian line of response to it. After outlining why Deleuze and Guattari feel the need to move away from an arborescent model of thought, such as underlies the structure of judgment, I look at Hegel’s description of plant life in the ...
5. Actualization: Enrichment and Loss / Bruce Baugh
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One aspect of the difference between Deleuze and Hegel which has not received suffi cient attention is their opposing views on “actualization,” the becoming actual of a potential or of what Deleuze calls “the virtual.” For Hegel, actualization is the outward manifestation and expression of a truth or reality that had only been implicit. This process of manifestation ...
6. Political Bodies Without Organs: On Hegel’s Ideal State and Deleuzian Micropolitics / Pheng Cheah
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Deleuze’s antipathy to Hegelian dialectics is well known.1 According to Deleuze, Hegel is Nietzsche’s archenemy and Nietzsche’s pluralist theory of forces is resolutely antidialectical: “The concept of the Overman is directed against the dialectical conception of man, and transvaluation is directed against the dialectic of appropriation or the suppression of ...
7. Deleuze and Hegel on the Logic of Relations / Jim Vernon
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As is well known, one essential weapon Deleuze employs to oppose Hegel is the thesis of the externality of relations.1 Hegel, after all, is the archetypal thinker of organic relations between systematically structured terms, and thus to escape him one must demonstrate that such putatively necessary relations are in fact only contingently applied, and thus can ...
Part 2. Connection/Synthesis
8. Deleuze and Hegel on the Limits of Self-Determined Subjectivity / Simon Lumsden
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At the heart of Deleuze’s critique of Hegel is a contestation as to how to conceive the disenchanted world that the Enlightenment bequeathed us. The scientifi c rigor of modern philosophy reconfi gured the self- world relation in a manner that for the most part made the knowing subject the arbiter of everything earthly. In the idealized narrative of moder-...
9. Desiring-Production and Spirit: On Anti-Oedipus and German Idealism / John Russon
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In many respects, Anti- Oedipus, the collaborative work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, is a typical book of German idealist philosophy. Like Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel, Deleuze and Guattari model their work in Anti- Oedipus on the form of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and then use the form of Kant’s own project to develop a critique of Kant. I will ...
10. Hegel and Deleuze: The Storm / Juliette Simont
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According to Deleuze, Hegelian contradiction is nothing but a false ap-pearance which does not even resemble difference. According to this interpretation, the dialectic is completely governed by the privileged po-sition it bestows on identity: there is contradiction only in light of this principle. Difference is judged from the start with reference to the calm ...
11. Limit, Ground, Judgment . . . Syllogism: Hegel, Deleuze, Hegel, and Deleuze / Jay Lampert
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Deleuze’s longest discussion of Hegel, the fi fteen- page passage in Differ-ence and Repetition, chapter 1, 61–76/42–54,1 is (until the end of it) his most positive. What interests me is not his criticisms of Hegel, but the way Deleuze forces Hegel’s dialectic into more becoming, and Hegel forces Deleuze’s differences into more history. Deleuze discusses three ...
12. Hegel and Deleuze on Life, Sense, and Limit / Emilia Angelova
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In this chapter I draw Hegel and Deleuze into slightly closer proximity than either Deleuze or most scholarship on Deleuze (or Hegel) might admit. I take up Alexandre Kojève’s1 and Andrzej Warminski’s2 semiotic readings of Hegel and then contrast these with Deleuze. This contrast is warranted since, against semiotics, Deleuze locates the sign and sense ...
Part 3. Conjunctive Synthesis
13. A Criminal Intrigue: An Interview with Jean-Clet Martin / Constantin V. Boundas
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In the “Postface to the Anglo- American Edition” of his Variations, Jean- Clet Martin surprised his readers with the announcement of a new book on Hegel. “I begin to feel,” he wrote, “the need for a book on the Phe-nomenology of the Spirit, where the enemy will fi nd a better place in the net-work of friendships, introduced by Deleuze in What Is Philosophy?, than ...
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Page Count: 248
Publication Year: 2013
Volume Title: 1
Series Title: Topics in Historical Philosophy
Series Editor Byline: John McCumber