Full Title of Thesis or Dissertation
Department/Program Conferring Degree
Deleuze, Spinoza, salvation, metaphysics, soteriology
In this dissertation, I read Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy in light of its debt to that of Benedict de Spinoza to argue that an immanent and non-teleological conception of salvation can be found throughout Deleuze’s later works. I critically examine Deleuze’s reading of Spinoza found in his 1968 study before turning to a constructive reading of his later texts with Guattari. Across these works, I show that what is “saved” in Deleuzian soteriology is not the subject or the person, but an impersonal and memory-less degree of intensity.
Aldieri, Eric, "Loving without memory: on the concept of salvation from Deleuze's Spinoza to Spinoza's Deleuze" (2023). College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations. 361.
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