Friedrich Nietzsche had argued, in On the Genealogy of Morals, that moral philosophy was nihilist in its judgment of the world based on transcendent values: life was rejected by such philosophy, which Arthur Schopenhauer pushed to its extreme meaning, to the profit of non-existent other worlds. Deleuze would start from this argumentation, linking it with Antonin Artaud's Pour en finir avec le jugement de dieu ("To finish with god's judgment" - the absence of capitals is purposeful).
Immanent evaluation, as opposed to transcendent judgment, evaluates forces according to two Nietzschean categories: active and reactive. Apart from Nietzsche, a similar example of immanent evaluation can be found in Benedict Spinoza's anomaly (Antonio Negri), where affects constitutes the only form of evaluation.
- Gilles Deleuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy (1962)
|This philosophy-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|