Auteur: Sedgwick, Peter
Titel: The Philosophy of Deleuze
The radical philosophical project of Gilles Deleuze (1925-95) continues to provoke and challenge philosophers. Peter Sedgwick provides a comprehensive analysis of the central aspects of Deleuze’s work and outlines his philosophical development. Sedgwick begins with Deleuze’s more historical work on those philosophers who have exerted a significant influence on his thinking, for example, Spinoza, Hume, Nietzsche and Bergson. He also discusses those philosophers, like Kant and Hegel, toward whom Deleuze displayed a deep antipathy, before working through the philosophical core of Deleuze’s ideas outlined in “Difference and Repetition” and “The Logic of Sense”. Chapters then go on to explore Deleuze’s collaboration with the psychoanalyst Felix Guattari and Deleuze’s important work in aesthetics. The final chapters analyse Deleuze and Guattari’s mature conception of the nature of philosophical thought as it is presented in “What is Philosophy?” Themes and topics central to Deleuze’s thought are highlighted, including an analysis of his treatment of the problem of knowledge, metaphysical issues concerning the nature of becoming, his anti-humanism, his conception of nomadology, his critique of psychoanalysis, and his accounts of language and meaning. Although clear exegesis and commentary are the primary aims, the author seeks to address Deleuze’s position in the current philosophcial landscape and to explore the significance of Deleuze’s work in relation to other contemporary strands in analytic, post-analytic and post-Kantian continental philosophy.
2004, 224 pag., Euro 24,45
Acumen, Teddington, UK, ISBN 1902683927
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