International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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The transcendental side of Gilles Deleuze's "Becoming minor"

Paolo Vignola

pp. 85-102


The paper aims at detecting and evaluating Deleuze’s symptomatological and minoritarian concepts at work within his transcendental theory. By using these two philosophical items, the paper refers to the Nietzschean posture Deleuze develops within the transcendental field and to the N-1 formula that accompanies his conceptual path. In this vein, the essay retakes the issue highlighted by Rametta in his essay «The Transcendental and its Metamorphoses in Modern Thinking». In particular, if Rametta insists on Deleuze’s reading of Kant as a kind of deconstruction of the relationships between philosophical concepts and the primacy of Representation, but also on the freeing of multiplicities that such a deconstruction allows, the present essay proposes three minoritarian paths that Deleuze takes from the history of philosophy and lead to transcendental empiricism. The first path is focused on “experience”, the second on “forces and violence”, while the third on “events and concepts”.

Publication details

Published in:

Aurora Simone (2019) On the transcendental III. Metodo Special Issue 1.3.

Pages: 85-102

DOI: 10.19079/metodo.s1.3.85

Full citation:

Vignola Paolo (2019) „The transcendental side of Gilles Deleuze's "Becoming minor"“. Metodo 1.3, 85–102.