Bergson-Deleuze Encounters

Bergson-Deleuze Encounters : Transcendental Experience and the Thought of the Virtual

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Bergson-Deleuze Encounters sheds light on the intricate bond between French philosophers Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. It explores the major diffraction between the two thinkers, conveys a sense of the irreducible originality of Deleuze's thought, and offers a detailed account of Bergson's "Copernican Revolution." In so doing, it presents an explanation of thought and experience that contrasts with the dominant account of the phenomenological tradition. Valentine Moulard-Leonard argues that Bergson and Deleuze share a novel conception of the transcendental--which they call the Virtual--that marks a new era in thinking, in which what is ultimately at stake is a new vision of time, experience, and materiality. The Virtual provides an indispensable alternative to the totalizing systems spawned by the traditional transcendent image of thought--be they systems of idealism, scientific positivism, nationalism, racism, sexism, or dogmatism.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791475328
  • 9780791475324
  • 864,571

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"The relationship between Bergson's and Deleuze's works has yet to be explored fully, and the author makes a strong case for a fundamental continuity in their thought. Her focus on them as advocates of a post-Kantian philosophy of transcendental experience brings to the fore the fundamental ontological and epistemological dimensions of their thought." -- Ronald Bogue, author of Deleuze's Wake: Tributes and Tributaries
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About Valentine Moulard-Leonard

Valentine Moulard-Leonard is an independent scholar living in Memphis, Tennessee.
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