Judith Wambacq

Judith Wambacq is a visiting professor in the School of Arts at University College Ghent. She has written extensively on poststructuralism and phenomenology, art, and French culture and has translated several texts by the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler into Dutch.




Thinking between Deleuze and Merleau-Ponty is the first book-length examination of the relation between these two major thinkers of the twentieth century. Questioning the dominant view that the two have little of substance in common, Judith Wambacq brings them into a compelling dialogue to reveal a shared, historically grounded concern with the transcendental conditions of thought. Both Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze propose an immanent ontology, differing more in style than in substance.

“Wambacq’s book breaks new ground in scholarship on Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty, and Continental philosophy in general. Well written, well organized, lucid, and insightful, it will open new lines of scholarly investigation.”

David Morris, author of The Sense of Space