Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In Dialogues II Deleuze examines his philosophical pluralism in a series of discussions with Claire Parnet. Conversational in tone, this is the most personable and accessible of all Deleuze's writings, in which he describes his own philosophical background, relationships and development, and some of the central themes of his work. This second edition includes a new essay, 'The Actual and the Virtual'. Translated by Hugh Tomlinson, Barbara Habberjam and Eliot Ross Albert.
About the Author
Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was professor of philosophy at the University of Paris, Vincennes-St. Denis. He wrote several seminal philosophical works, including Difference and Repetition and Proust and Signs, and, with Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus, What Is Philosophy?, and A Thousand Plateaus.Clare Parnet is a philosopher and journalist living in France.
Table of Contents
Preface to the English Edition Gilles Deleuze
1. A Conversation: What is it? What is it for?
2. On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature
3. Dead Psychoanalysis: Analyse
4. Many Politics
5. The Actual and the Virtual / translated by Eliot Ross Albert
6. Pericles and Verdi: The Philosophy of Francios Chatelet / translated by Joseph Hughes