Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation

Le statut paradoxal du rêve dans la philosophie de Gilles Deleuze

Abstract : Initialy, the dream is not central to the philosophy of Deleuze. However, it seems interesting to follow the paths that this idea offers, and to listen to the multiple voices arising from the problems related to it, for different reasons. First, our work will debunk a common illusion about Deleuze : the common idea according to which his thought is a delirious and a never-ending praise of folly. Far from this cliché, Deleuze never gave up on defining philosophy with strict rigor, as a « debunking undertaking », this has been explored by Lucretius, Spinoza and Nietzsche before him. Although, the dream plays a major role in his philosophy, but it is not the role we commonly think it plays. We would like to defend the idea of a superior onirism of Deleuze, that helps giving an original consistency and a paradoxical status to the dream itself. Then the dream becomes a relevant starting point for an assessment of the relationship between truth, thought and life. From the fictional illusion of an idealist shape of the dream to the imaginative power of the onirical process, we can find three metamorphosis of the dream in the philosophy of Deleuze, to the service of a superior justice : a fiction of the airs, an exaltation of the depths, a cristal of the earth.
Document type :
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [463 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Abes Star :  Contact
Submitted on : Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:07:44 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:34:14 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:28:08 AM


Version validated by the jury (STAR)


  • HAL Id : tel-02937525, version 1



Laïla Mernissi. Le statut paradoxal du rêve dans la philosophie de Gilles Deleuze. Philosophie. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019TOU20052⟩. ⟨tel-02937525⟩



Record views


Files downloads