PACHILLA Pablo Nicolas
capítulos de libros
Resonances of the Voice of Being. Analogy and Univocity in Deleuze and Kant
Deleuze at the End of the World: South American Perspectives
Rowman & Littlefield
Lugar: Lanham, Maryland; Año: 2020; p. 103 - 114
This chapter attempts to analyze the problem of univocity and equivocity of being in Deleuze by means of contrasting the Deleuzean account with Kant. I will try to show that both univocity and equivocity are present in both philosophers, albeit in very different ways. Kant´s point of departure is the unity of apperception and hence, in order to relate it to the multiple given in sensibility, he must perform a transubstantiation of the said unity in the variety of the categories. In doing so, he produces a partial equivocity of being, i.e. analogy, and thus generates a merely relative unity in objectivity. There are in Kant, in this manner, two mirrored poles of unity?cogito and object?plus a variety of intermediary forms. Deleuze, on the other hand, avoids all mediations between unity and multiplicity, predicating only one and the same sense of being of all its individuating differences. By skipping all mediations between the extreme poles of unity and multiplicity, the voice of being is directly expressed in each occasion within the process of production of the real, the nature of which is for Deleuze that of becoming or differentiation.