Gilles Deleuze And The Ruin Of Representation / Edition 1

Gilles Deleuze And The Ruin Of Representation / Edition 1

by Dorothea Olkowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520216938

ISBN-13: 9780520216938

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: University of California Press


Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's…  See more details below

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Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's philosophy of difference, she discovers the source of a new ontology of change, which in turn opens up the creation of new modes of life and thought, not only in philosophy and feminism but wherever creation is at stake.

The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to Olkowski's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole, and the text is illustrated with Kelly's art. This original and provocative account of Deleuze contributes significantly to a critical feminist politics and philosophy, as well as to an understanding of feminist art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520216938
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Women, Representation, and Power1
2Can a Feminist Read Deleuze and Guattarl?32
3Against Phenomenology59
4Bergson, Matter, and Memory89
5Creative Evolution: An Ontology of Change118
6Beyond the Pleasure Principle147
7The Ruin of Representation177
8The Linguistic Signifier and the Ontology of Change211
Notes235
Bibliography279
Index291

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