The Logic of Sense

The Logic of Sense

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Considered one of the most important works of one of France's foremost philosophers, and long-awaited in English, The Logic of Sense begins with an extended exegesis of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Considering stoicism, language, games, sexuality, schizophrenia, and literature, Deleuze determines the status of meaning and meaninglessness, and seeks the 'place' where sense and nonsense collide. Written in an innovative form and witty style, The Logic of Sense is an essay in literary and psychoanalytic theory as well as philosophy, and helps to illuminate such works as Anti-Oedipus.
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  • Paperback | 393 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0231059833
  • 9780231059831
  • 195,861

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This book begins with an extended exegesis of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Considering stoicism, language, games, sexuality, schizophrenia, and literature, Deleuze determines the status of meaning and meaninglessness, and seeks the 'place' where sense and nonsense collide.
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Table of contents

Preface: From Lewis Carroll to the Stoics First Series of Paradoxes of Pure Becoming Second Series of Paradoxes of Surface Effects Third Series of the Proposition Fourth Series of Dualities Fifth Series of Sense Sixth Series on Serialization Seventh Series of Esoteric Words Eighth Series of Structure Ninth Series of the Problematic Tenth Series of the Ideal Game Eleventh Series of Nonsense Twelfth Series of the Paradox Thirteenth Series of the Schizophrenic and the Little Girl Fourteenth Series of Double Causality Fifteenth Series of Singularities Sixteenth Series of the Static Ontological Genesis Seventeenth Series of the Static Logical Genesis Eighteenth Series of the Three Images of Philosophers Nineteenth Series of Humor Twentieth Series on the Moral Problem in Stoic Philosophy Twenty-First Series of the Event Twenty-Second Series -- Porcelain and Volcano Twenty Third Series of the Aion Twenty Fourth Series of the Communication of Events Twenty Fifth Series of Univocity Twenty-Sixth Series of Language Twenty-Seventh Series of Orality Twenty-Eight Series of Sexuality Twenty-Ninth Series -- Good Intentiosn are Inevitably Punished Thirtieth Series of Phantasm Thirty-First Series of Thought Thirty-Second Series on the Different Kinds of Series Thirty-Third Series of Alice's Adventures Thirty-Fourth Series of Primary Order and Secondary Organization Appendixes I. The Simulacrum and Ancient Philosophy 1. Plato and the Simulacrum 2. Lucretius and the Simulacrum II. Phantasm and Modern Literature 3. Klossowski or Bodies-Language 4. Michel Tournier and the World Without Others 5. Zola and the Crack-Up Notes Index
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Perhaps one day, this century will be known as Deleuzian. -- Michel Foucault
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About Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze was Professor of Philosophy at the Universite de Paris VIII, Vincennes-St. Denis, until his retirement in 1987. His books includeNietzsche and Philosophy,Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, andDifference and Repetition.Constantin V. Boundas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trent University in Ontario. He has translated Deleuze'sEmpiricism and Subjectivity and editedThe Deleuze Reader, both for Columbia University Press.
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