- Publisher: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 448 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 28mm | 658g
- Publication date: 14 June 2012
- Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
- ISBN 10: 074864332X
- ISBN 13: 9780748643325
- Illustrations note: 3 b&w illustrations
- Sales rank: 243,129
Gathers Dan Smith's classic essays on Deleuze into one volume for the first time Focusing exclusively on the philosophical themes of Deleuze's work, these seventeen essays have become frequent references for students and scholars working on Deleuze. Several of the articles are touchstones in the field and a number are often cited on the reception of French philosophy, especially those on Badiou and Derrida.
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Daniel W. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University.
"Daniel W. Smith's work on the great French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) is owed a debt by English-speaking readers of Deleuze that is difficult to overstate ... Essays on Deleuze finally gathers this work together in a single volume, presenting these essays along a more unified trajectory that both records Smith's significant contribution to Deleuze studies while also laying foundations for new avenues of research... Throughout these essays Smith exhibits an uncanny knack for rendering intuitive some of the most obscure and vexing concepts and theses in Deleuze, to a point where the reader, upon receiving the instruction, is left wondering how the former confusion could have arisen... Essays on Deleuze clearly marks an important landmark in the study of Deleuze's philosophy, culminating a 15-year period of Smith's unique and highly influential readings of Deleuze."--Journal of French and Francophone Studies
Table of contents
I. Deleuze and the History of Philosophy; Plato; Deleuze and the Overturning of Platonism: The Concept of the Simulacrum; Univocity; The Doctrine of Univocity: Deleuze's Ontology of Immanence; Leibniz; Deleuze on Leibniz: Difference, Continuity, and the Calculus; Hegel; Deleuze, Hegel, and the Post-Kantian Tradition; Pre- and Post-Kantianism; Logic and Existence: Deleuze on the Conditions of the Real; II. Five Deleuzian Concepts; Desire; Deleuze and the Question of Desire: Toward an Immanent Theory of Ethics; The New; The Conditions of the New; Life; A Life of Pure Immanence": Deleuze's "Critique et clinique" Project; Sensation; Deleuze on Bacon: Three Conceptual Trajectories in "The Logic of Sensation"; The Open; The Idea of the Open; III. Deleuze's Philosophical System; Aesthetics; Deleuze's Theory of Sensation: Overcoming the Kantian Duality; Dialectics; Deleuze, Kant, and the Theory of Immanent Ideas; Analytics; Concepts, Time, and Truth; Ethics; The Place of Ethics in Deleuze's Philosophy: Three Questions of Immanence; Politics; Flow, Code, and Stock: A Note on Deleuze's Political Philosophy; IV. Deleuze and Contemporary Philosophy; Jacques Derrida; Deleuze and Derrida, Immanence and Transcendence: Two Directions in Recent French Thought; Alain Badiou; Mathematics and the Theory of Multiplicities: Deleuze and Badiou Revisited; Jacques Lacan; The Inverse Side of the Structure: Zizek on Deleuze on Lacan; Pierre Klossowski; Klossowski's Reading of Nietzsche: Impulses, Phantasms, Simulacra, Stereotypes; Paul Patton; Deleuze and the Liberal Tradition: Normativity, Freedom, and Judgment.