As Gilles Deleuze fully understood, the anti-Hegelian can only triumph at the price of ceaselessly affirming their enemy's work represents the pinnacle of philosophy. In this regard, one can interpret Foucault's fear more fully: His worry was not that he would turn out to be Hegelian in spite of himself, but that his attempt to break new ground in philosophy would turn out to be a local, partisan struggle against a single thinker rather than the whole field. This, too, is how one should interpret Slavoj Zizek's reading of Deleuze as being secretly Hegelian: It is a calculated attempt to dislodge him from the philosophical higher ground by recoding his work as a series of minor snipes and attacks in a local, partisan struggle. Deleuze and Felix Guattari's formal analysis reveals three such different lines: The line of segmentarity, the line of molecularity and the line of flight.
|Title of host publication||Traversing the Fantasy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Critical Responses to Slavoj Zizek|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis AS|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|