Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze : An Introduction

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This book offers a readable and compelling introduction to the work of one of the twentieth century's most important and elusive thinkers. Other books have tried to explain Deleuze in general terms. Todd May organizes his book around a central question at the heart of Deleuze's philosophy: how might we live? The author then goes on to explain how Deleuze offers a view of the cosmos as a living thing that provides ways of conducting our lives that we may not have dreamed of. Through this approach the full range of Deleuze's philosophy is covered. Offering a lucid account of a highly technical philosophy, Todd May's introduction will be widely read amongst those in philosophy, political science, cultural studies and French studies.show more

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'... the best discussion of Deleuze's work that I have encountered ...'. Gary Gutting, University of Notre Dameshow more

About Todd May

Todd May is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Clemson University, South Carolina.show more

Table of contents

1. How might one live?; 2. The holy trinity: Spinoza, Bergson, Nietzsche; 3. Thought, science, and language; 4. The politics of difference; 5. Lives.show more

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