International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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The transcendental and its metamorphoses in modern thinking

Gaetano Rametta

pp. 137-152

In my article, I will face the question concerning the Transcendental as the conceptual frame inside of which a progressive de-subjectivation of philosophy takes place. By de-subjectivation I mean a process in which the connection between philosophy and production of concepts, as well as between traditional forms of thoughtand creation of new ways of thinkingleads us to even more accentuated marginalization of the role of consciousness. I will assume Fichte and Deleuze as the main points of reference for my argument. Furthermore I will connect the First section (on Fichte) with the Third and Fourth (on Deleuze) via a brief consideration of Husserl’s phenomenology. In the Fourth section, I will also try to explain why I think the theory of “transcendental empiricism”, which appears in Difference and Repetition, is of particular relevance to the ongoing discussion about the notion of the Transcendental and Transcendental Philosophy.

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