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Single Idea 8223

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy]

Full Idea

Those who criticise without creating, those who are content to defend the vanished concept without being able to give it the forces it needs to return to life, are the plague of philosophy.

Gist of Idea

The plague of philosophy is those who criticise without creating, and defend dead concepts


G Deleuze / F Guattari (What is Philosophy? [1991], 1.1)

Book Reference

Deleuze/Guattari: 'What is Philosophy?' [Verso 1994], p.28

A Reaction

This seems to be the continental view of analytical philosophy, that it is pathetically conservative. I would offer MacIntyre as a response, who gives a beautiful analysis of why the super-modern view is dead. The French are hopelessly romantic.