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Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

Volume 5, Issue 11, Winter 2010

John Protevi
Pages 35-43
DOI: 10.5840/jphilnepal20105115

An Approach to Difference and Repetition

The essay attempts to approach some of the critical nuances of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. It takes its lead from Deleuze’s distinction between learning and knowledge. Learning implies a “depersonalization through love,” in mutual presupposition with an “encounter” that moves one to thought, while knowledge is recognition via pre-existing categories. Throughout the article, Deleuze’s encounter with Kant is the guiding thread.