Hume and the Political in Deleuzes Transcendent al Empiricism



The aim of this article is to draw the political line that is intersected with various aspects of Deleuze work on the philosophy of David Hume. This particular line will be understood as an exercise of thought regarding the nature of politics involving the concepts forged by Deleuze within Hume's Treatise. I will start from the suppositions that are linked to experience and move to clarify the nature of our tendencies. The point of my commencement is to understand the relations sketched between needs and institutions and to clarify the particularity of Deleuze interpretation of Hume. The next distinction that I will have in attention is that amid Nature and Culture and the position that Hume is emphasizing regarding this distinction. After that my purpose is to explain the concepts and the coherence of Hume's political philosophy that Deleuze is producing in his interpretation. The nature of politics that constitutes the exercise of thought of Deleuze's Hume empiricism is an institutional theory opposed to contractualist theories.


Keywordsmind; passions; imagination; institutions; tendencies; procedures


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