Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition: A Critical Introduction and Guide / Edition 1

Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition: A Critical Introduction and Guide / Edition 1

by James Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074861818X

ISBN-13: 9780748618187

Pub. Date: 03/24/2004

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

In offering a critical analysis of Deleuze's methods, principles and arguments, this book enables readers to engage with the revolutionary core of Deleuze's philosophy and take up favorable or critical positions with respect to its most innovative and controversial ideas.

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In offering a critical analysis of Deleuze's methods, principles and arguments, this book enables readers to engage with the revolutionary core of Deleuze's philosophy and take up favorable or critical positions with respect to its most innovative and controversial ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748618187
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsvii
Acknowledgementsviii
Chapter 1Introduction1
Deleuze's masterwork1
Deleuzian principles4
Virtual and actual7
Difference and repetition11
Passive syntheses13
Dialectics17
Reading Difference and Repetition22
Chapter 2Outside Repetition, Generality and Laws25
The simulacrum25
Repetition and generality31
Repetition and law34
Repetition and concepts37
Tragedy44
Freud and masks46
Signs and the essence of repetition49
Chapter 3Difference55
Difference in itself55
Aristotle59
Deleuze's ontology63
Hegel and Leibniz69
Difference as experiment and experience75
Plato79
Chapter 4Repetition84
Repetition for itself84
First synthesis of time86
Second synthesis of time93
Third synthesis of time98
Freud and passive syntheses106
Chapter 5Against Common Sense111
The image of thought111
Good will114
Kant, Descartes and recognition117
Representation120
Error and illusion124
Propositions and sense126
Questions129
Dialectics, problems and Ideas131
Learning135
Chapter 6What is an Idea?138
The problem of determination138
Ideas as multiplicities143
The Necessity of Ideas150
How to act157
Determination and groundlessness161
Chapter 7What is Reality?165
Science and significance165
Explanation168
Depth and space171
Intensity178
The individual185
Individuals and species189
Chapter 8Conclusion: Beyond the Self197
Reality197
The self and the subject202
Others206
Bibliography211
Index215

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