Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze

2015.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Knox Peden, Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze, Stanford University Press, 2014, 357pp.,
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2015.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Knox Peden, Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze, Stanford University Press, 2014, 357pp., $25.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780804791342. Reviewed by Bruce Baugh, Thompson Rivers University The story of Spinoza's impact on twentieth-century French philosophy is one that badly needs to be told, which is not to say that it needs to be told badly. Knox Peden constructs links of filiation running from Léon Brunschvicg to Jean Cavaillès to Martial Gueroult to Jean-Toussaint Desanti to Louis Althusser to Gilles Deleuze, with Ferdinand Alquié and Albert Lautman included as interlocutors of Gueroult and Cavaillès, respectively. On the face of it, it's an odd list. Gueroult and Deleuze certainly belong on it as important interpreters of Spinoza, and Althusser and perhaps Cavaillès as thinkers inspired by Spinoza. The omissions are glaring, especially that of Pierre Macherey, whose. . .

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