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Planes of Immanence, or the Form of Ideas: Notes on the (anti-)Monuments of Thomas Hirschhorn

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Planes of Immanence, or the Form of Ideas: Notes on the (anti-)Monuments of Thomas Hirschhorn. Afterall, 9, pp. 91-98. [Article]

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What is involved is no longer the affirmation of a single substance, but rather the laying out of a common plane of immanence on which all bodies, all minds and all individuals are situated. This plane of immanence or consistency is a
plan, but not in the sense of a mental design, a project, a program; it is a plan in the geometric sense: a section, an intersection, a diagram. Thus, to be in the middle of Spinoza is to be on this model plane, or rather to install oneself on this plane - which implies a mode of living, a way of life. What is this plane and how does one construct it? For at the same it is fully a plane of immanence, and yet it has to be constructed if one is to live in a Spinozist manner.1

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2004Published

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18114

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25 Apr 2016 16:30

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19 Jun 2017 10:26

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18114

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