Variations of immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze and a metaphysics of immanence.

Minguy, Thomas (2018) Variations of immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze and a metaphysics of immanence. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The present thesis analyses the specific philosophies of Baruch Spinoza and Gilles Deleuze, more specifically the way in which both thinkers attempted to establish immanent metaphysics. The purpose of the work is not to compare both authors, but to see the key elements of the common project they share. To summarize, the present thesis seeks to elucidate the structure of something like an immanent metaphysics through a careful reading of Spinoza and Deleuze. We first attempt to clarify the relation both authors entertain with metaphysics, then we dedicate a chapter on each philosopher in order to disclose the specific systems they created. The conclusion we reach is the following: while Deleuze’s philosophy might lack some of the insights of Spinoza’s own, both authors are able to produce a metaphysics of pure immanence through a power ontology focused on the notion of potentia.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 13688
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126).
Keywords: Spinoza, Deleuze, Immanence, Metaphysics
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Philosophy
Date: December 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Immanence (Philosophy); Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677; Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995

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