Logic of Sense

Logic of Sense

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Logic of Sense is one of Deleuze's seminal works. First published in 1969, shortly after Difference and Repetition, it prefigures the hybrid style and methods he would use in his later writing with Felix Guattari. In an early review Michel Foucault wrote that Logic of Sense `should be read as the boldest and most insolent of metaphysical treatises'.

The book is divided into 34 `series' and five appendices covering a diverse range of topics including, sense, nonsense, event, sexuality, psychoanalysis, paradoxes, schizophrenia, literature and becoming and includes fascinating close textual readings of works by Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, Seneca, Pierre Klossowski, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Emile Zola. Logic of Sense is essential reading for anyone interested in post-war continental thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 30mm | 487g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474234887
  • 9781474234887
  • 261,098

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-Eighth Series of Sexuality
Twenty-Ninth Series-Good Intentions Are Inevitably Punished
Thirtieth Series of the 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

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

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The Logic of Sense should be read as the boldest and most insolent of metaphysical treatises-on the simple condition that instead of denouncing metaphysics as the ne-glect of being, we force it to speak of extrabeing. * Michel Foucault *
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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 20th century. His major works include, with Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus and Anti-Oedipus, also published in the Bloomsbury Revelations series.
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