One of the great dreams of French philosophy of the last century was that of a thought that would be both inside and outside the confines of philosophy, that would be philosophical and somehow “more” than philosophy.
Michel Foucault tells of how he wanted to be able to move freely between a position inside philosophy and one outside. He describes how he began by thinking that a certain sort of literature and experience (Blanchot, Klossowski, Bataille, and through them Nietzsche) would permit him such freedom, only later to find both the relation between philosophy and the outside and the freedom of movement in an involvement with concrete political problems:
These comings and goings around the position of philosophy
finally rendered permeable—and thus finally derisory—the frontier between philosophy and non-philosophy (FOUCAULT LIVE, 119).
Deleuze too talks about the relation between philosophy and the outside that he sought in these authors, and…
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