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By Gilles Deleuze

The essays during this e-book current a posh subject on the center of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, what in his final writing he known as easily "a life." They seize an issue that runs all through his work--his lengthy look for a brand new and greater empiricism. introduced in his first publication, on David Hume, then starting up along with his early experiences of Nietzsche and Bergson, the matter of an "empiricist conversion" grew to become significant to Deleuze's paintings, particularly to his aesthetics and his notion of the artwork of cinema. within the new regime of verbal exchange and information-machines with which he idea we're faced this day, he got here to think that any such conversion, such an empiricism, one of these new paintings and will-to-art, was once what we want so much. The final, likely minor query of "a life" is hence inseparable from Deleuze's amazing picture of philosophy now not as a knowledge we already own, yet as a natural immanence of what's but to come back. probably the whole exploitation of that picture, from probably the most unique trajectories in modern philosophy, is additionally but to come.

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The second argument is related to the structure of the development of both thinkers’ ideas on the question of truth. Even though this is not the central concern of this book, it should be pointed out that not only do their treatments arrive at similar conclusions, but that they do so in a similar way. This is visible from the structure of both developments. From what I have said above, it is apparent that Nietzsche’s and Merleau-Ponty’s treatments of the question of truth are organized around three key ideas.

Here Nietzsche operates a subtle reintegration of truth into his thought. Contrary to his earlier works, which embraced the exaltation provided by illusions, the works of the middle and late period contend that one cannot dispense with a reference to truth. This is a consequence of the very question of truth as it has been defined above: for Nietzsche, truth tells lies (it presents the world as objectively structured and perceptual objects as fully determinate and self-identical), but it is grounded in a certain reality (the “phenomenon” of truth).

Mankind starts taking the original for the copy and the copy for the original. The world thereby established Nietzsche calls—not without irony and quotation marks—the “real world” (WP, ) or the “true world” (TI, ). indb 32 ■ Nietzsche on Self-Differentiation and Genealogy 10/15/13 8:03:06 AM The Truth of Error Nietzsche spends a considerable amount of effort to uncover this fallacious process and to undercut its offspring. Yet, he spends even more time investigating the disturbing fact that precisely this double faculty exists, that no appeal to a duality of reality and ideality can obliterate the continuity that leads the one into the non-one, transforms the imagined world into the “real world,” “immorality” into “morality” (X []), and the “only world” into the “world of appearance” (WP, ).

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