Kant & Deleuze

Posted on May 22, 2007

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Saturday July 7th, Greenwich University, Maritime Campus, Old Royal Naval College, London: 10am – 5pm

‘My book on Kant is different, I like it very much, I wrote it as a book on an enemy, in it I was trying to show how he works, what his mechanisms are…’ Gilles Deleuze, Letter to Michele Cressole

‘Our age is properly the age of critique, and to critique everything must submit.’ Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

This conference aims to explore and dramatise the conceptual relations that exist between Gilles Deleuze and Immanuel Kant. Deleuze offers us a ‘transcendental empiricism’ in direct contrast to Kant’s ‘transcendental idealism’ and the combination of their common ground and their stark oppositions makes this a particularly fertile realm of thought. There has been a growing recognition of the importance of the connections between Deleuze and Kant and this conference aims for the first time to place these relations centre stage. We are strongly encouraging both Deleuzian and Kantian scholars to come together in a constructive encounter that has critical importance for the wider philosophical community.

Keynote Session

Dr Paul Davies (Sussex University) and Dr Daniel W. Smith (Purdue University)

There is no registration fee for the conference. To register simply e-mail volcaniclines@hotmail.com in order to give us an idea of the numbers.

Please note that our call for the submission of full papers is still open – the deadline is 31st May. See www.deleuzeagreenwich.blogspot.com for the full call for papers and guidelines.

Conference organisers: Matt Lee and Edward Willatt.
Volcanic Lines – deleuzian research group, an initiative of the Greenwich University Philosophy group.

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