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The "Miniscule Hiatus": Neo-vitalism in the Great French Philosophy of the 1960s: The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

The "Miniscule Hiatus": Neo-vitalism in the Great French Philosophy of the 1960s: The... Review Articles / Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 113–141 129 Th e “Miniscule Hiatus”: Neo-vitalism in the Great French Philosophy of the 1960s Leonard Lawlor. Th e Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life . New York: Fordham University Press, 2006. 199 + xviii pp. With his wonderful new book, Th e Implications of Immanence , Leonard Law- lor continues the most promising, rigorous, and fruitful ongoing research project among scholars of twentieth-century French philosophy. Lawlor’s recent work, particularly Th inking through French Philosophy: Th e Being of the Question (Indiana, 2003), investigates what he calls the “point of diffraction” in the “system of ‘French’ philosophy.” In the interview with German scholars appended to that book, Lawlor notes that “French” must be in scare quotes, since the system he examines—expressed in the work of Merleau-Ponty, Levi- nas, Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze—was “strongly influenced” by Husserl and Heidegger. In addition to the “Frenchness” of the system, we could also attend to the word “system” itself, to the systematicity of the “great French philosophy of the 1960s,” as Lawlor sometimes calls it. While in Th inking through French Philosophy Lawlor attends to the point of diffraction, to what http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

The "Miniscule Hiatus": Neo-vitalism in the Great French Philosophy of the 1960s: The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 38 (1): 129 – Jan 1, 2008

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Review Articles / Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 113–141 129 Th e “Miniscule Hiatus”: Neo-vitalism in the Great French Philosophy of the 1960s Leonard Lawlor. Th e Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life . New York: Fordham University Press, 2006. 199 + xviii pp. With his wonderful new book, Th e Implications of Immanence , Leonard Law- lor continues the most promising, rigorous, and fruitful ongoing research project among scholars of twentieth-century French philosophy. Lawlor’s recent work, particularly Th inking through French Philosophy: Th e Being of the Question (Indiana, 2003), investigates what he calls the “point of diffraction” in the “system of ‘French’ philosophy.” In the interview with German scholars appended to that book, Lawlor notes that “French” must be in scare quotes, since the system he examines—expressed in the work of Merleau-Ponty, Levi- nas, Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze—was “strongly influenced” by Husserl and Heidegger. In addition to the “Frenchness” of the system, we could also attend to the word “system” itself, to the systematicity of the “great French philosophy of the 1960s,” as Lawlor sometimes calls it. While in Th inking through French Philosophy Lawlor attends to the point of diffraction, to what

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Published: Jan 1, 2008

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