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Deleuze and Music by Ian Buchanan

What would a Deleuzian music philosophy be like? For Deleuze, music informed his work on several levels. He did not merely write about music, it formed part of his thinking. Deleuze and Music is the first volume to explore Deleuze's ideas from the perspective of music and sound. Music is central to Deleuze's work from Difference and Repetition and the Logic of Sense to Kafka: Towards a Minor Literature and A Thousand Plateaus (both written with Félix Guattari), music and sound-based problems contribute a great deal to the originality and singularity of his thought.The essays in this volume explore a variety of these problems and their relevance to key debates in a number of areas including ethics, aesthetics, politics, epistemology and the history of ideas. They collectively demonstrate how music functions in Deleuze's work, exploring how at key stages in his thought ideas of melody, rhythm, harmony, counterpoint and the refrain provide the frame of reference for his immanent ontology, his Spinozis

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ISBN-13: 9780748618699
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2004
Series: Deleuze Connections Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ian Buchanan is Director of the Institute for Social Transformation Research at the University of Wollongong Marcel Swiboda is Associate Lecturer at the University of Leeds

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