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La caresse philosophe

Abstract : This paper is a speculative experimentation that aims to explore the relationship between desire and thinking. Deviating from the letter, it attempts to understand philosophy as the knowledge of desire, as much as the desire for knowledge. To do so, it starts with the figure of Erôs, as assimilated by Plato with the dialectical method and the nature of philosophical inquiry. It then turns toward French phenomenology, for which the caress is the embodiment of desireso much so that the horizontal exploration of matter replaces the vertical ascension toward the intelligible. Finally, it focuses on the concept of the erogenous zone, which Deleuze borrows from psychoanalysis but transforms into an ontological category intimately associated with the image of thought. In these terms, philosophy can therefore be regarded as a caress. 1 L'anagramme de René Descartes : Tendre Caresse
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Jeanne Etelain. La caresse philosophe. La Deleuziana - Online JOurnal Of Philosophy, ACT, 2017, Milieux of Desire, 6, pp.40-49. ⟨hal-03026097⟩

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