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    Difference and Repetition (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultur) (Paperback) By (author) Gilles Deleuze, Translated by Paul Patton

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    DescriptionThis brilliant exposition of the critique of identity is a classic in contemporary philosophy and one of Deleuze's most important works. Of fundamental importance to literary critics and philosophers,Difference and Repetition develops two central concepts--pure difference and complex repetition--a;and shows how the two concepts are related. While difference implies divergence and decentering, repetition is associated with displacement and disguising. Central in initiating the shift in French thought away from Hegel and Marx toward Nietzsche and Freud, Difference and Repetition moves deftly to establish a fundamental critique of Western metaphysics.


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    Title
    Difference and Repetition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gilles Deleuze, Translated by Paul Patton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780231081597
    ISBN 10: 0231081596
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    DC21: 194
    DC22: 194
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    Abridged Dewey: 194
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI027000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: B2430.D453, B2430.D453 D4513 1994B
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QDHR
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    18 May 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gilles Deleuze, one of France's leading philosophers, was Profesor of Philosophy at the University de Paris VIII until his retirement in 1987. His other works include What is Philosophy? and The Logic of Sense, both published by Columbia University Press.
    Review quote
    This is a long-overdue, and skillful, translation of one of Deleuzes most important and original works...It occupies an important place in Deleuzes oeuvre as the first text, following a series of historical commentaries, in which he philosophizes on his own behalf. It occupies an equally important place in the evolution of French philosophy in the 20th century, as it articulates a profound critique of the philosophy of representation while constructing a metaphysics of difference freed from subordination to a logic of identity. While charting the development through the history of philosophy of the concepts of ' pure difference and ' complex repetition, Deleuze proposes a new image of thought, which readers familiar with his later works will recognize. A difficult and challenging text that has done as much as any to initiate the philosophy of difference that characterizes much recent French thought, this book is one of the classics of recent European philosophy.
    Back cover copy
    Difference and Repetition, a brilliant exposition of the critique of identity, has come to be considered a contemporary classic in philosophy and one of Deleuze's most original works.
    Table of contents
    Translator's PrefacePreface to the English EditionPrefaceIntroduction: Repetition and DifferenceChapter 1 Difference in ItselfChapter 2 Repetition for ItselfChapter 3 The Image of ThoughtChapter 4 Ideas and the Synthesis of DifferenceChapter 5 Asymmetrical Synthesis of the SensibleConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex