This is a unique and much needed book exploring the debt Deleuze owes to Kantian arguments and principles. The way in which we read Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" has profound consequences for our understanding of his thought in relation to the work of other thinkers. "Kant, Deleuze and Architectonics" presents a unified reading of this text in order to respond to the concerns surrounding the method and arguments Kant employs. In showing us how the 'first critique' comes to make greater sense when read as a whole or in terms of its 'architectonic' unity, Edward Willatt breathes new life into a text often considered rigid and artificial in its organisation. On the basis of this reading, Kant's relation to Deleuze is revealed to be much more productive than is often realized. Deftly relating the unifying method of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" with Deleuze's account of experience, and using Kant's concern to secure the conditions that make experience possible to develop Deleuze's attempt to convincingly relate 'the actual' and 'the virtual', this book constitutes an important step in our understanding of Deleuze and his philosophical project. "Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy" presents cutting-edge scholarship in the field of modern European thought. The wholly original arguments, perspectives and research findings in titles in this series make it an important and stimulating resource for students and academics from across the discipline.
Series: Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 19th September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1