David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Horizons 4 (2):281-303 (2003)
What are the practical uses of literature and how can philosophy help in determining these uses? This article attempts to answer these questions by examining Gilles Deleuze's application of Spinoza's ontology in a philosophy of immanence. This examination is carried out through a close and practical reading of F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. By showing how Fitzgerald's text invites a double reading, one of both transcendence and immanence, the practical consequences for literature and philosophy are revealed in terms of 'intensity' and an active 'positioning' of oneself in life in order to effect changes toward immanence.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Henry E. Allison (1992). Spinoza and the Philosophy of Immanence: Reflections on Yovel's the Adventures of Immanence. Inquiry 35 (1):55 – 67.
Tony McAdams (1993). The Great Gatsby as a Business Ethics Inquiry. Journal of Business Ethics 12 (8):653 - 660.
Gilles Deleuze (2001). Pure Immanence: Essays on a Life. Distributed by the MIT Press.
Joakim Sigvardson (2002). Immanence and Transcendence in Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon: A Phenomenological Study. Almquist & Wiksell International.
Miguel de Beistegui (2005). The Vertigo of Immanence: Deleuze's Spinozism. Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):77-100.
James Williams (2010). Immanence and Transcendence as Inseparable Processes: On the Relevance of Arguments From Whitehead to Deleuze Interpretation. Deleuze Studies 4 (1):94-106.
James Williams (2010). Against Oblivion and Simple Empiricism. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 5 (11):25-34.
Daniel W. Smith (2007). Deleuze and Derrida, Immanence and Transcendence. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 11:123-130.
Kathrin Thiele (2010). 'To Believe In This World, As It Is': Immanence and the Quest for Political Activism. Deleuze Studies 4 (supplement):28-45.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #203,566 of 1,789,932 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #317,270 of 1,789,932 )
How can I increase my downloads?