Difference and Repetition

Difference and Repetition

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Since its publication in 1968, Difference and Repetition, an exposition of the critique of identity, has come to be considered a contemporary classic in philosophy and one of Gilles Deleuze's most important works. The text follows the development of two central concepts, those of pure difference and complex repetition. It shows how the two concepts are related, difference implying divergence and decentring, repetition being associated with displacement and disguising. The work moves deftly between Hegel, Kierkegaard, Freud, Althusser and Nietzsche to establish a fundamental critique of Western metaphysics, and has been a central text in initiating the shift in French thought - away from Hegel and Marx, towards Nietzsche and Freud.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 24.89mm | 550g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1472572351
  • 9781472572356
  • 23,486

Table of contents

Translator's Preface
Preface to the English Edition

Introduction: Repetition and Difference
Chapter I: Difference in Itself
Chapter II: Repetition for Itself
Chapter III: The Image of Thought
Chapter IV: Ideas and the Synthesis of Difference
Chapter V: Asymmetrical Synthesis of the Sensible
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About Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was one of the key figures in poststructuralism, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. His major works include, with Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus and Anti-Oedipus.
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