Two Regimes of Madness: Texts and Interviews 1975--1995 / Edition 2

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People tend to confuse winning freedom with conversion to capitalism. It is doubtful that the joys of capitalism are enough to free peoples.... The American "revolution" failed long ago, long before the Soviet one. Revolutionary situations and attempts are born of capitalism itself and will not soon disappear,alas. Philosophy remains tied to a revolutionary becoming that is not to be confused with the history of revolutions.—from Two Regimes of MadnessCovering the last twenty years of Gilles Deleuze's life (1975-1995), the texts and interviews gathered in this volume complete those collected in Desert Islands and Other Texts (1953-1974). This period saw the publication of his major works: A Thousand Plateaus (1980), Cinema I: Image-Movement (1983), Cinema II: Image-Time (1985), all leading through language, concept and art to What is Philosophy? (1991). Two Regimes of Madness also documents Deleuze's increasing involvement with politics (with Toni Negri, for example, the Italian philosopher and professor accused of associating with the Red Brigades). Both volumes were conceived by the author himself and will be his last. Michel Foucault famously wrote: "One day, perhaps, this century will be Deleuzian." This book provides a prodigious entry into the work of the most important philosopher of our time. Unlike Foucault, Deleuze never stopped digging further into the same furrow. Concepts for him came from life. He was a vitalist and remained one to the last. This volume restores the full text of the original French edition.The philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) published twenty-five books, including five in collaboration with Félix Guattari.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584350620
  • Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Series: Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents
  • Edition description: revised edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 961,584
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, Vincennes/Saint Denis. He published 25 books, including five in collaboration with Félix Guattari.

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Table of Contents

Two Regimes of Madness     11
Schizophrenia and Society     17
Proust Round Table     29
On the Vincennes Department of Psychoanalysis     61
Note for the Italian Edition of The Logic of Sense     63
The Future of Linguistics     67
Alain Roger's Le Misogyne     72
Four Propositions on Psychoanalysis     79
The Interpretation of Utterances     89
The Rise of the Social     113
Desire and Pleasure     122
The Rich Jew     135
On the New Philosophers (Plus a More General Problem)     139
Europe the Wrong Way     148
Two Questions on Drugs     151
Making Inaudible Forces Audible     156
Spoilers of Peace     161
The Complaint and the Body     164
How Philosophy is Useful to Mathematicians or Musicians     166
Open Letter to Negri's Judges     169
This Book is Literal Proof of Innocence     173
Eight Years Later: 1980 Interview     175
Painting Sets Writing Ablaze     181
Manfred: an Extraordinary Renewal     188
Preface to The Savage Anomaly     190
The Indians of Palestine     194
Letter to Uno on Language     201
Preface to the American Edition of Nietzsche and Philosophy     203
Cinema-I, Premiere     210
Portrait of the Philosopher as a Moviegoer     213
Pacifism Today     222
May '68 Did Not Take Place     233
Letter to Uno: How Felix and I Worked Together     237
The Importance of Being Arafat     241
Michel Foucault's Main Concepts     246
Zones of Immanence     266
He Was a Group Star     270
Preface to the American Edition of The Movement-Image     274
Foucault and Prison     277
The Brain is the Screen     287
Occupy Without Counting: Boulez, Proust and Time     297
Preface to the American Edition of Difference and Repetition     305
Preface to the American Edition of Dialogues     309
Preface for the Italian Edition of A Thousand Plateaus     313
What is the Creative Act?     317
What Voice Brings to the Text     330
Correspondence with Dionys Mascolo     332
Stories     338
Postscript to the American Edition: A Return to Bergson     340
What is a Dispositif?     343
Response to a Question on the Subject     353
Preface to the American Edition of The Time-Image     356
Rivette's Three Circles     359
A Slippery Slope     363
Letter-Preface to Jean-Clet Martin     365
Preface for the American Edition of Empiricism and Subjectivity     368
Preface: A New Stylistics     370
Preface: The Speeds of Time     376
The Gulf War: a Despicable War     379
We Invented the Ritornello     381
For Felix     386
Immanence: a Life     388
Notes     395
Sources     407
Index     417
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