Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze : Vitalism and Multiplicity

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Gilles Deleuze is widely regarded as one of the major post-war proponents of Nietzschean thought in continental philosophy. Over a period of forty years, he presented what amounts to a philosophy of vitalism and multiplicity, bringing together concepts from thinkers as diverse as Nietzsche and Hume.

In the first comprehensive English-language introduction to Deleuze, John Marks offers a lucid reading of a complex, abstract and often perplexing body of work. Marks examines Deleuze's philosophical writings - as well as the political and aesthetic preoccupation which underpinned his thinking - and provides a rigourous and illuminating reading of Deleuze's early studies of Hume, Nietzsche, Kant, Bergson and Spinoza, his collaborations with Felix Guattari, and the development of a distinctively `Deleuzian' conceptual framework.

Marks focuses on the philosophical friendship that developed between Deleuze and Foucault and considers the full range of Deleuze's fascinating writings on literature, art and cinema. This is a clear and concise guide to the work of one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 16.26mm | 294.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745308740
  • 9780745308746

Table of contents



1. Gilles Deleuze: A Life in Philosophy

2. The Philosophy of Deleuze

3. Untimely Philosophies

4. Transcendental Empiricism

5. Capitalism and Schizophrenia

6. Foucault

7. The Literary Machine

8. Cinema: New Art, New Thought



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About John Marks

John Marks is a reader in the Department of Modern Languages, Nottingham Trent University. He has written on Michel Foucault and Andre Gorz.
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