Deleuze on Kierkegaard’s and Nietzsche’s Method

“In relation to [Kierkegaard and Nietzsche] we speak readily of an overcoming of philosophy. Furthermore, in all their work,movement is at issue. Their objection to Hegel is that he does not go beyond false movement—in other words, the abstract logical movement of ‘mediation.’ They want to put metaphysics in motion, in action. They want to make it act, and make it carry out immediate acts. It is not enough, therefore for them to propose a new representation of movement; representation is already mediation. Rather, it is a question of producing within the work a movement capable of affecting the mind outside of all representation; it is a question of making movement itself a work, without interposition; of substituting direct signs for mediate representations; of inventing vibrations, rotations, whirlings, gravitations, dances or leaps which directly touch the mind.” —Difference and Repetition. 8.

I wish I had the time to get through this dense and insightful text while researching repetition here at St. Olaf, but regrettably it will have to wait until another time.

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