The Fold

The Fold

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Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In The Fold Deleuze proposes a new and radical way of understanding philosophy and art. Leibniz drew on the art of the baroque period in his invention of the concept of the fold Deleuze develops the concept further to present a new way of practising philosophy based upon the fold as the relationship of difference with itself. Translated by Tom Conley.

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 18mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 082649076X
  • 9780826490766
  • 119,840

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"'A significant and needed contribution... proposes a radically new conception of the notion of Baroque and, at the same time, is a new interpretation of Leibniz's work.' -- Reda Bensmaia 'A powerful and illuminating interpretation.' -- British Journal of Aesthetics"

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About Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII.

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Table of contents

Translator's Foreword: A Plea for Leibniz; PART I: The Fold; 1. The Pleats of Matter; 2. The Folds in the Soul; 3. What is Baroque?; PART II: Inclusions; 4. Sufficient Reason; 5. Incompossibility, Individuality, Liberty; 6. What Is an Event?; PART III: Having a Body; 7. Perception in the Folds; 8. The Two Floors; 9. The New Harmony; Notes; Index.

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