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By Kate E. Tunstall

Blindness and Enlightenment provides a interpreting and a brand new translation of Diderot's Letter at the Blind. Diderot was once the editor of the Encyclopédie, that computer virus of Enlightenment principles, in addition to a novelist, playwright, artwork critic and thinker. His Letter at the Blind of 1749 is vital interpreting for a person drawn to Enlightenment philosophy or eighteenth-century literature since it contradicts a significant assumption of Western literature and philosophy, and of the Enlightenment particularly, particularly that ethical and philosophical perception depends on seeing. Kate Tunstall's essay publications the reader during the Letter, its anecdotes, principles and its conversational mode of providing them, and it situates the Letter in relation either to the Encyclopédie and to a wealthy culture of writing approximately and, most significantly, conversing and hearing the blind.

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C'est ainsi que Deleuze porte attention à ces expériences-limites troublant la récognition que Kant avait écartées de son champ d'investigation. Dans un même mouvement, la pensée soumise à une genèse involontaire se voit, d'une part, foudroyée par la rencontre d'un objet inappréhendable selon le roman quotidien, selon l'habitus de l'exercice empirique, et libère, d'autre part, l'accès à un plan d'immanence, à un plan ontologique sillonné de lignes de fuite, de différences de potentiel, sans plus aucun pôle "molaire" subjectif ou objectif.

COlnme David Lapoujade l'a rnontré, William James posa une semblable critique" de la critique: or, les descriptions que donne James pour son compte de l'expérience pure conduisent à poser la question suivante: pourquoi Kant et Husserl n'ont-ils pas examiné la pureté des formes ellesmêmes? Pourquoi n'ont-ils pas examiné si les fOrIlleS de l'ego, du sujet, de l'objet, de l'iInagination, de l'intentionnalité étaient pures? Peut-on les implanter dans le champ transcendantal sans autre examen, sans voir à quoi elles engagent?

En son soupçon généalogique prompt à démasquer les tactiques de trahison de la différence, Deleuze creuse la démarche réactive, "anti-vitale" des tenants d'une projection de l'empirique dans le transcendantal (projection dans ce dernier d'une personnologie stable, d'une forme, d'une substance, 1/ 1/ 34 d'une unité subjective et objective apparaissant au niveau phénolnénal actuel) jusqu'à lui faire dégorger la différence pure dont elle témoigne lnalgré elle, à son corps défendant 33• La subversion de la représentation gronde déjà en celle-ci, en un schéma qui n'est heideggérien qu'en apparence.

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