Deleuze: A Critical Reader / Edition 1

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Paul Patton brings together an outstanding collection of appraisals by French- and English-speaking scholars of Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), one of the most important post-war French philosophers. A number of these pieces address Deleuze's original interpretations of key figures in the history of philosophy, including Spinoza, Kant, Hegel and Bergson. Others discuss his work on mathematics, and the relevance of his conceptual creativity for art criticism, feminist, literary, and cultural studies. Several of the contributors here have not been previously published.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557865649
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/1997
  • Series: Blackwell Critical Reader Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Patton is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where he specializes in continental European philosophy and political theory. His publications include Deleuze and Political Theory (1996); the English-language translation of Deleuze's Difference and Repetition (1994); and Nietzsche, Femisinism and Political Theory (1993), of which he is the editor.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The Eye of the Outside 18
3 Deleuze's Theory of Sensation: Overcoming the Kantian Duality 29
4 Idea and Destination 57
5 Deleuze-Bergson: an Ontology of the Virtual 81
6 The Deleuzian Fold of Thought 107
7 Who's Afraid of Hegelian Wolves? 114
8 The Encounter with Spinoza 139
9 Through a Spinozist Lens: Ethology, Difference, Power 162
10 Six Notes on the Percept (On the Relation between the Critical and the Clinical) 188
11 The Autonomy of Affect 217
12 Schizoanalysis and Baudelaire: Some Illustrations of Decoding at Work 240
13 Gilles Deleuze:The Aesthetics of Force 257
14 Bibliography of the Works of Gilles Deleuze 270
Index 299
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