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Gilles Deleuze and the Problem of Freedom

Constantin V. Boundas

Constantin V. Boundas is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, a member of the Centre for the Study of Theory, History and Culture and an Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies at Trent University, Canada. He is the editor of The Deleuze Reader (1993) and Deleuze and Philosophy (2006). His translations include Gilles Deleuze's The Logic of Sense (1990), Gilles Deleuze's Empiricism and Subjectivity (1991). He is also the editor of The Companion to the Twentieth Century Philosophies (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gilles Deleuze: Image and Text

Continuum, 2009

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...I began to think about the place that freedom occupies in Deleuze’s philosophy as I was getting over the surprise that Peter Hallward caused me with his claim that Deleuze’s problem is not the freedom of the human, but rather freedom from...

The Care of the Self and The Gift of Death

Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Versions of this essay were presented at the 29th International Social Philosophy Conference, July 27, 2012, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and as a lecture sponsored by the MA Program in Philosophy at Boston College on September 14...

Conclusion

Marco Sgarbi

Marco Sgarbi is Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kant on Spontaneity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Spontaneity is a key concept in Kant’s philosophy. First, because it characterizes the relation of the subject with the object, whether the latter can be of matter or of the moral law, of the beautiful or of life. In establishing...

Introduction

T. Storm Heter

T. Storm Heter received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and currently teaches philosophy at East Stroudsburg University, PA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sartre’s Ethics of Engagement : Authenticity and Civic Virtue

Continuum, 2006

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...Sartrean existentialism is an ambitious and systematic philosophy. Behind Sartre the iconoclast whose thinking appears at first radical and unprecedented lies a philosopher concerned with the most classical of philosophical questions. My...

Action, reason, and causes in Kant

Maria Borges

Maria Borges is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emotion, Reason, and Action in Kant

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In this chapter, I analyze Kant’s theory of action and what can count as a reason for or cause of an action. I begin with the distinction between motiva and stimulus in the pre-critical lessons on ethics and metaphysics. In the Groundwork...

Anthropology: Spontaneity and the Problem of Human Nature

Marco Sgarbi

Marco Sgarbi is Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kant on Spontaneity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Position of the Human Being in the World What is human being’s place (Stellung) in the world? This is the main question that philosophical anthropology has to answer, according to Max Scheler, the founder of the discipline.See Max...

Bad Faith

T. Storm Heter

T. Storm Heter received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and currently teaches philosophy at East Stroudsburg University, PA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sartre’s Ethics of Engagement : Authenticity and Civic Virtue

Continuum, 2006

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...In a scant section at the end of BN, entitled ‘Ethical Implications’, Sartre remarks that the concept of human freedom is purely descriptive and not ethically prescriptive. ‘Ontology can not formulate ethical precepts.’BN 795. Elsewhere...

Bergson on Time, Freedom, and the Self

Keith Ansell-Pearson

Keith Ansell-Pearson holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy at the University of Warwick, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bergson : Thinking Beyond the Human Condition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction In philosophy the idea of free will has become a discredited notion where it is viewed as inherently mythological: it is seen to suppose the fiction of the will that in turn is modelled on the fiction of a unitary, timeless...

Contra Kant

Keith Ansell-Pearson

Keith Ansell-Pearson holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy at the University of Warwick, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Ure

Nietzsche’s Engagements with Kant and the Kantian Legacy Volume II : Nietzsche and Kantian Ethics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Powerful critiques of Kantian ethics are mounted towards the end of the nineteenth century by naturalistic-minded philosophers such as Jean-Marie Guyau (1854–88) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900). This chapter examines...

The Importance of Descartes

Gail Linsenbard

Gail Linsenbard teaches philosophy at New York University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Starting with Sartre

Continuum, 2010

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...Therefore it can only be through Nothingness that Being resists God. Which is just how Descartes understood things. There must be a continual creation, otherwise the Being of the world would collapse into Nothingness. Nothingness...