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Deleuze: A Critical Reader

Paul Patton

ISBN: 978-1-557-86564-9 January 1997 Wiley-Blackwell 332 Pages


Paul Patton brings together an outstanding collection of appraisals by French- and English-speaking scholars of Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), one of the most important post-war French philosophers. A number of these pieces address Deleuze's original interpretations of key figures in the history of philosophy, including Spinoza, Kant, Hegel and Bergson. Others discuss his work on mathematics, and the relevance of his conceptual creativity for art criticism, feminist, literary, and cultural studies. Several of the contributors here have not been previously published.


1. Introduction: Paul Patton.

2. The Eye of the Outside: Jean-Clet Martin.

3. Deleuze's Theory of Sensation: Overcoming the Kantian Dulaity: Daniel W Smith.

4. Idea and Destination: Jean-Michel Salanskis.

5. Deleuze-Bergson: an Ontology of the Virtual: Constantin V Boundas.

6.The Deleuzian Fold of Thought: Jean-Luc Nancy.

7. Who's Afraid of Hegelian wolves?: Catherine Malabou.

8.The Encounter with Spinoza: Pierre Macherey.

9. Through a Spinozist Lens: Ethology, Difference, Power: Moira Gatens.

10. Six Notes on the Percept (On the Relation between the Critical and the Clinical): Francois Zourabichvili.

11. The Autonomy of Affect: Brian Massumi.

12. Schizoanalysis and Baudelaire: Some Illustrations of Decoding at Work: Eugene W Holland.

13. Gilles Deleuze: The Aesthetics of Force: Ronald Bogue.

14. Bibliography of the Works of Gilles Deleuze: Timothy S Murphy.