Ricœur et Deleuze, lecteurs de Spinoza: Ontologie, éthique, imagination

Luca M. Possati


This article proposes a reading of Ricoeur and Deleuze from their respective interpretations of Spinoza's thought. Ricoeur and Deleuze are placed in the center of the Spinoza-Renaissance that took place in France in the Fifties and Sixties. However, Ricoeur's Spinozism is still largely unknown. The first two parts of the article concern Spinoza's concepts of conatus and essentia actuosa, emphasizing their importance for Ricoeur's hermeneutics of symbols, especially in relation to his reading of Jean Nabert. The following three sections concern Deleuze and the role of Spinoza's thought in the genesis of rhizomatic ontology in Mille plateaux. The last part of the article seeks to explore the possibility of a dialogue between Ricoeur and Deleuze.


Spinoza, Nabert, Phenomenology, Imagination, Art, Deleuze

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/errs.2013.199

Copyright (c) 2014 Luca M. Possati

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