Negotiations 1972-1990 / Edition 1

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Negotiations traces the intellectual journey of a man widely acclaimed as one of the most important French philosphers. A provocative guide to Deleuze by Deleuze, the collection clarifies the key critical concepts in the work of this vital figure in contemporary philosphy, who has had a lasting impact on a variety of disciplines, including aesthetics, film theory, psycho-analysis, and cultural studies.

Columbia University Press

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Editorial Reviews

International Studies in Philosophy - Dorothea E. Olkowski

What the passion of [Deleuze's] ideas and commitments as well as the dazzling originality of his work.


Negotiations is perhaps the best short introduction to the thought of one of France's three most influential poststructuralist philosophers, Gilles Deleuze.


Negotiations is perhaps the best short introduction to the thought of one of France's three most influential poststructuralist philosophers, Gilles Deleuze.

La Monde

No one knows what distant posterity will remember of a body of work that contemporaries probably understand only a little. Thought, with Deleuze, is the experience of life rather than reason.

International Studies in Philosophy
What the passion of [Deleuze's] ideas and commitments as well as the dazzling originality of his work.

— Dorothea E. Olkowski

Alan Schrift
This collection of interviews and open letters written between 1972 and 1990 is perhaps the best short introduction to the thought of one of France´s three most influential poststructuralist philosophers, Gilles Deleuze. Here Deleuze discusses his work with Félix Guattari in Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus; his books on cinema; his relationship with and book on Michel Foucault; his books on the history of philosophy (in particular his book on Leibniz...and his ideas about politics in 'control societies'.
Alistair Welchman
Joughin's translation is fluent, readerly and generates an intimacy that whilst not a strict rendering of Deleuze's French, nevertheless gives the welcome impression of being the way that Deleuze might have conducted informal conversations in English.
Library Journal
Deleuze (What Is Philosophy?, LJ 4/15/94) is not only one of the most influential of recent French philosophers but one of the most wide-ranging as well. The present volume, which consists mostly of interviews but also includes a few essays, describes his recent concerns. Deleuze gained attention with Anti-Oedipus (LJ 6/1/77), a radical criticism of psychoanalysis, written together with Flix Guattari. After an account of this work, Deleuze discusses his long collaboration with Guattari. Deleuze then shifts gears, and his analysis of the cinema, based on the philosophy of Henri Bergson, occupies center-stage. Deleuze's discussion of Michel Foucault (1926-84), a close friend, comes next; and the book concludes with a discussion of power in society, a main theme of Foucault's work. However diverse his interests, Deleuze has always remained a philosopher in the strict sense. The section of Deleuze's latest work that covers the history of philosophy, focusing on Leibniz, brings out this aspect of his thought. Recommended for academic libraries.-David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio
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Meet the Author

Gilles Deleuze's (1925-1995) many books include The Logic of Sense, Difference and Repetition, and, with Feliz Guattari, What Ii Philosophy?, all published in translation by Columbia.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 From Anti-Oedipus to A Thousand Plateaus Letter to a Harsh Critic Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari on Anti-Oedipus On A Thousand Plateaus

Pt. 2 Cinemas Three Questions on Six Times Two On The Movement-Ima On The Time-Image Doubts About the Imaginary Letter to Serge Daney: Optimism, Pessimism, and Travel

Pt. 3 Michel Foucault Breaking Things Open, Breaking Words Open Life as a Work of Art A Portrait of Foucault

Pt. 4 Philosophy Mediators On Philosophy On Leibniz Letter to Reda Bensmaia, on Spinoza Pt. 5 Politics Control and Becoming Postscript on Control Societies Translator's Notes Index

Columbia University Press

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