The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (New Slant: Religion, Politics, Ontology)

The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (New Slant: Religion, Politics, Ontology)


In his writing, Gilles Deleuze drew on an unlimited array of resource fabric, from philosophy and psychoanalysis to technology and paintings. but students have mostly missed one of many highbrow currents underlying his paintings: Western esotericism, particularly the lineage of airtight proposal that extends from past due Antiquity into the Renaissance during the paintings of figures comparable to Iamblichus, Nicholas of Cusa, Pico della Mirandola, and Giordano Bruno. during this booklet, Joshua Ramey examines the level to which Deleuze's ethics, metaphysics, and politics have been knowledgeable via, and will basically be totally understood via, this airtight tradition.

Identifying key airtight moments in Deleuze's notion, together with his theories of paintings, subjectivity, and immanence, Ramey argues that the philosopher's paintings represents a type of modern hermeticism, a constant test in unifying proposal and have an effect on, percept and proposal, and brain and nature in an effort to engender new kin among wisdom, strength, and wish. via uncovering and clarifying the airtight strand in Deleuze's paintings, Ramey deals either a brand new interpretation of Deleuze, really his insistence that the improvement of concept calls for a non secular ordeal, and a framework for retrieving the pre-Kantian paradigm of philosophy as religious practice.

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