From: "Wouter Kusters" <w.kusters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 13:11:34 +0200
>Second, and perhaps
>even more interesting to me, is anyone aware of Deleuze discussing
>the question of limit/finitude as it works in Heidegger's philosophy?
>I am especially interested in anything Deleuze may have had to say
>about death as it operates in Heidegger's philosophy. Finally, I am also
>interested in texts by anyone that discusses the parallels and differences
>between Deleuze and Heidegger. Know of any?
Yes, I know one footnote by Peter Sloterdijk on Deleuze & Heidegger. I posted this some time ago here, and will repeat it now:
In "Globes", in the chapter on "the exploding One", Sloterdijk discusses the infinitization of god in the early middle ages and its consequences. The concept of god was determined to explode, because the infinite god lacks a centre, a boundary and would thereby not be able anymore to provide immunity against the Outer Cold.
And then Sloterdijk says -in German..:
"By this new Nowhere, this elevation of finite borders of immunity protection, the long march of modernity into the infinite Outside started. Thereby the thought of being was unleashed from the interests of the living.
[Footnote]: Since Heidegger did not grasp this, he repeats, by his anti-biologism of his ontology, the betrayal to the living, which is going on anyway in the modern trend towards a neutral conception of Being. In his later work he tries to compensate for this betrayal by an ontologisation of the holy Place and its necessary word.
At the other hand, Deleuze, following Fichte and Nietzsche, sticks to an absolutism of the living [das Lebendige], only to serve modern men by an illusionary praise of a limitless Becoming and a groundless mobility.
In this way these two eminent thinkers of the 20th century only express the arch-battle of the modern times, that is, the opposition between immunity and infinity, however, they do not solve it." [while Sloterdijk will.. ;-), WK]
Next part of Sloterdijk's trilogy "Spheres", will be largely based on Deleuze's (and Heidegger's) works....Look forward to that!
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