The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal


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Duke University Press
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5.9 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Joshua Ramey is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College.


"In this beautiful and daring book on Gilles Deleuze's esotericism, Joshua Ramey initiates us into a spiritual reading of Deleuzian ideas of immanence, founding, becoming, sign, and symbol. The defense of that great unsaid of reason, hermetic heterodoxy, is conveyed with elegance. Through exemplary scholarly study, Ramey seduces us with a dark side to thought. He inducts us into millennia of 'minor' traditions, while transforming them alongside Deleuze's most testing inventions. Rarely has scandalous instruction been so rewarding or rigorous."--James Williams, University of Dundee
"This inspired and rigorous engagement with Gilles Deleuze's concept of immanence raises fresh new problems and questions. Joshua Ramey reads Deleuze as a philosopher who both causes thought to happen and inquires how it happens; he philosophizes about philosophizing. As such, Ramey presents Deleuze as a philosophical demiurge, which is both exciting and provoking. This is an important book and a valuable contribution to the field."--Ian Buchanan, editor of the journal Deleuze Studies
"Comprehensive and detailed. . . . [A] beautifully written and well-researched book. . . ."--Dorothea Olkowski "Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "
"This is a valuable book for Deleuze scholars, philosophy and religious studies students, and scholars who are interested in contemporary Continental philosophy. Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty."--D.W. Rothermel "Choice "