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Assembling Critique

Hernández De La Fuente, Gabriela (2018) Assembling Critique. Master of Arts by Research (MARes) thesis, University of Kent,.

Abstract

In order to avoid the exhaustion of critique, this project aims to assemble a positive, creative and immanent conception of critique that connects to the world in order to transform it, through an examination of the work of Deleuze and Guattari. The journey into critique begins with the Kantian project of immanent critique as a call to establish the limits of reason. However, according to Deleuze, Kant's reliance on the transcendental subject meant that Kant was both unable to account for the constitution of real experience and to take immanence to the limit. The next step of the expedition is Nietzsche, as the philosopher who, according to Deleuze, was able to complete the project of an immanent critique with the will to power as a principle of internal genesis of the real, as opposed to the Kantian external conditioning. Additionally, Nietzsche provides a positive and creative conception of critique that moves beyond reaction, into the affirmation of an active mode of existence. Moving on to an examination of Deleuze's own excursion through the history of philosophy, in order to further develop his conception of immanence, through the positioning of the univocity of Being. The next stop is Deleuze and Guattari's development of an immanent account of philosophy and thought, where they forge a connection between thought and a given territory. Finalizing the journey by examining Kafka's literary machine as the most positive and powerful expression of a critique that aims to create movement and multiply its connections with the world.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Arts by Research (MARes))
Thesis advisor: MacKenzie, Iain
Thesis advisor: Devellennes, Charles
Uncontrolled keywords: Deleuze Guattari Immanence Critique Political Theory
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66681 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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