Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation provides a critical account of the key connections between twentieth-century French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and nineteenth-century German idealist G. W. F. Hegel. While Hegel has been recognized as one of the key targets of Deleuzes philosophical writing, Henry Somers-Hall shows how Deleuzes antipathy to Hegel has its roots in a problem the two thinkers both try to address: getting beyond a philosophy of judgment and the restrictions of Kants transcendental idealism. By tracing the development of their attempts to address this problem, Somers-Hall offers an interpretation of the sweep of nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy, providing a series of analyses of key moments in the history of thought, including the logics of Aristotle and Russell, Kants own philosophy of judgment, and the philosophy of Bergson. He also develops a novel interpretation of Deleuzes philosophy of difference, and situates his philosophy in relation to the broader post-Kantian tradition. In addition to Deleuzes relation to Hegel, the book makes important contributions to the study of Deleuzes philosophy of mathematics, as well as to the study of several underappreciated areas of Hegels own philosophy.
About the author
Henry Somers-Hall is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He is the cotranslator (with Alistair Welchman, Mergen Reglitz, and Nick Midgley) of Salomon Maimons Essay on Transcendental Philosophy.
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