The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze

The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze

This book provides a clear, comprehensive survey of Deleuze's philosophy, whilst also offering deep analysis of key aspects of his thought.

Author: Daniel W. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107002616

Category: History

Page: 378

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Gilles Deleuze (1925–95) was an influential and provocative twentieth-century thinker who developed and presented an alternative to the image of thought found in traditional philosophy. This volume offers an extensive survey of Deleuze's philosophy by some of his most influential interpreters. The essays give lucid accounts of the fundamental themes of his metaphysical work and its ethical and political implications. They clearly situate his thinking within the philosophical tradition, with detailed studies of his engagements with phenomenology, post-Kantianism and the sciences, and also his interventions in the arts. As well as offering new research on established areas of Deleuze scholarship, several essays address key themes that have not previously been given the attention they deserve in the English-speaking world.
Categories: History

The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze

The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze

See Gary Genosko's contribution to this volume for an account of Guattari's place in the work of Deleuze and Guattari. Francois Dosse's contribution shows how Deleuze's conceptual apparatus develops in response to his realization (once ...

Author: Daniel W. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107495630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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Gilles Deleuze (1925–95) was an influential and provocative twentieth-century thinker who developed and presented an alternative to the image of thought found in traditional philosophy. This volume offers an extensive survey of Deleuze's philosophy by some of his most influential interpreters. The essays give lucid accounts of the fundamental themes of his metaphysical work and its ethical and political implications. They clearly situate his thinking within the philosophical tradition, with detailed studies of his engagements with phenomenology, post-Kantianism and the sciences, and also his interventions in the arts. As well as offering new research on established areas of Deleuze scholarship, several essays address key themes that have not previously been given the attention they deserve in the English-speaking world.
Categories: Philosophy

Jung Deleuze and the Problematic Whole

Jung  Deleuze  and the Problematic Whole

London and New York: Routledge. Patton, P. (2012). Deleuze's political philosophy. In D. Smith and H. Somers-Hall (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze, 198– 219. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Roderick Main

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000171341

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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This book of expert essays explores the concept of the whole as it operates within the psychology of Jung, the philosophy of Deleuze, and selected areas of wider twentieth-century Western culture, which provided the context within which these two seminal thinkers worked. Addressing this topic from a variety of perspectives and disciplines and with an eye to contemporary social, political, and environmental crises, the contributors aim to clarify some of the epistemological and ethical issues surrounding attempts, such as those of Jung and Deleuze, to think in terms of the whole, whether the whole in question is a particular bounded system (such as an organism, person, society, or ecosystem) or, most broadly, reality as a whole. Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole will contribute to enhancing critical self-reflection among the many contemporary theorists and practitioners in whose work thinking in terms of the whole plays a significant role.
Categories: Psychology

Deleuze and Ancient Greek Physics

Deleuze and Ancient Greek Physics

Cooper, M. (2002), “Vitesses de l'image, puissances de la pensée: la philosophie épicurienne revue par Deleuze et ... M. (2012), “The Deleuzian Reversal of Platonism,” in D.W. Smith and H. Somers-Hall (eds), The Cambridge Companion ...

Author: Michael James Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474284691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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In 1988 the philosopher Gilles Deleuze remarked that, throughout his career, he had always been 'circling around' a concept of nature. Providing critical analysis of his highly original readings of Stoicism, Aristotle, and Epicurus, this book shows that it is Deleuze's interpretations of ancient Greek physics that provide the key to understanding his conception of nature. Using the works of Aristotle, Plato, Chrysippus, and Epicurus, Michael Bennett traces the development of Deleuze's key concepts of event, difference, and problem. Arguing that it is difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand these ideas without an appreciation of Deleuze's Hellenistic influences, Deleuze and Ancient Greek Physics situates his commentaries in the context of contemporary scholarship on ancient Greek philosophy. Delving into the original Greek and Latin texts, this book shows that Deleuze's readings are more complex and controversial than they first appear, simultaneously advancing Deleuze as a new voice in interpretations of ancient Greek philosophy. Generating both new critical analyses of Deleuze and a new appreciation for his classical erudition, Deleuze and Ancient Greek Physics will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in ancient Greek philosophy, Deleuze's philosophical project or his unique methodology in the history of philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Deleuze and Ethology

Deleuze and Ethology

The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Smith, David Woodruff and Barry Smith. 'Introduction'. In Cambridge Companion to Husserl, edited by David Woodruff Smith and Barry Smith, 1–44.

Author: Jason Cullen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350133815

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Ethology, or, how animals relate to their environments is currently enjoying increased academic attention. A prominent figure in this scholarship is Gilles Deleuze and yet, the significance of his relational metaphysics to ethology has still not been scrutinised. Jason Cullen's book is the first text to analyse Deleuze's philosophical ethology and he prioritises the theorist's examination of how beings relate to each other. For Cullen, Deleuze's Cinema books are integral to this investigation and he highlights how they expose a key Deleuzian theme: that beings are fundamentally continuous with each other. In light of this continuity then, Cullen reveals that how beings understand each other shapes them and allows them to transform their shared worlds.
Categories: Philosophy

French and Italian Stoicisms

French and Italian Stoicisms

Lawlor, L. (2012), “Phenomenology and Metaphysics, and Chaos: On the Fragility of the Event in Deleuze,” in D. Smith and H. Somers-Hall (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Deleuze, 103–25, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Kurt Lampe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350082045

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The importance of Stoicism for Gilles Deleuze's Logic of Sense and Michel Foucault's Hermeneutics of the Subject and The Care of the Self is well known. However, few students of either classics or philosophy are aware of the breadth of French and Italian receptions of Stoicism. This book firstly presents this broad field to readers, and secondly advances it by renewing dialogues with ancient Stoic texts. The authors in this volume, who combine expertise in continental and Hellenistic philosophy, challenge our understanding of both modern and ancient concepts, arguments, exercises, and therapies. It conceives of Stoicism as a vital strand of philosophy which contributes to the life of contemporary thought. Flowing through the sustained, varied engagement with Stoicism by continental thinkers, this volume covers Jean-Paul Sartre, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Alain Badiou, Émile Bréhier, Barbara Cassin, Giorgio Agamben, and Pierre Hadot. Stoic sources addressed range from doxography and well-known authors like Epictetus and Seneca to more obscure authorites like Musonius Rufus and Cornutus.
Categories: Philosophy

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism

21 Essay by James Williams, Difference and Repetition, in Daniel W. Smith and Henry SomersHall (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012), Chapter 2, 34. 22 Gilles Deleuze, Difference and ...

Author: Christopher Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317187110

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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A Philosophy of Christian Materialism offers a new religious engagement with the public sphere via means of interdisciplinary analysis and empirical examples, developing what the authors call a Relational Christian Realism building upon interaction with contemporary Philosophy of Religion. The book argues that the current discourse on public religion is inadequate in addressing the issues now to be faced, including: material religious practice in the sphere of education; the growth of alternative political movements and the developing awareness of environmental concerns and urban social justice. Key concepts that support this strategic analysis are: entangled fidelities (the form of a materialist religious practice); the possibility of a relational Christian realism (including new developments in how we interpret key categories of doctrine including God and creation, salvation and humanity), and the post-secular public sphere (including the emerging phenomenon of postsecular rapprochement - namely the coming together of both religious and secular actors in methodologies and politics of pragmatism as well as ethical discourse for the sake of the public commons). Co-authored by theologians in both the USA and the UK, this book represents an exciting contribution to philosophy and practice of religion on both sides of the Atlantic and aspires to be sufficiently interdisciplinary to also appeal to readerships engaged in the study of modern political and social trends.
Categories: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology

The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology

Deleuze, G. 1990. Logic of Sense, trans. M. Lester with C. Stivale, ed. C. Boundas. New York: Columbia University Press. Deleuze, G. 1991a. Empiricism and Subjectivity: An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature, trans. C. V. Boundas.

Author: Giuseppina D'Oro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107121522

Category: History

Page: 496

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The volume provides clear and comprehensive coverage of the main methodological debates and approaches within philosophy. The book gives equal weight to analytical and continental approaches, and pays attention to approaches that are often overlooked.
Categories: History

The Digital Logic of Death

The Digital Logic of Death

48 Henry Somers-Hall, “Deleuze's Philosophical Heritage,” in The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze, ed. Daniel W. Smith and Henry Somers-Hall (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 349–50. 49 Ibid., 350.

Author: Steven Pustay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501364075

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In The Digital Logic of Death, Steven Pustay skillfully makes visible the immensely important but often overlooked role that moving images play in shaping our understanding of mortality. This relationship, he argues, is made all the more urgent by the technologies of the digital age, which have profoundly altered our ability to represent and contemplate death through moving images, resulting in an entirely new cultural logic of death. To draw out this new logic, Pustay presents accessible readings of otherwise dense and difficult philosophical approaches to death – such as those found in existentialism, psychoanalysis, and critical theory – by reading them through the lens of contemporary media. From art-house films like Irréversible and The Fountain to blockbusters like the Matrix trilogy, from television commercials for M&M's to pay-cable dramas like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad, from first-person shooters like Bioshock to indie-games like LIMBO, Pustay shows how moving images have shifted our understanding of death in general and our recognition of our own finiteness in particular.
Categories: Social Science

Deleuze and Psychology

Deleuze and Psychology

Phenomenology and metaphysics, and chaos: on the fragility of the event in Deleuze. In: Smith, D. and SomersHall, H. (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze. New York: Cambridge University Press. Lecercle, J.J. 2002.

Author: Maria Nichterlein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317584674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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An increasing number of scholars, students and practitioners of psychology are becoming intrigued by the ideas of Gilles Deleuze and of Felix Guattari. This book aims to be a critical introduction to these ideas, which have so much to offer psychology in terms of new directions as well as critique. Deleuze was one of the most prominent philosophers of the 20th century and a figure whose ideas are increasingly influential throughout the humanities and social sciences. His work, particularly his collaborations with psychoanalyst Guattari, focused on the articulation of a philosophy of difference. Rejecting mainstream continental philosophy just as much as the orthodox analytical metaphysics of the English-speaking world, Deleuze proposed a positive and passionate alternative, bursting at the seams with new concepts and new transformations. This book overviews the philosophical contribution of Deleuze including the project he developed with Guattari. It goes on to explore the application of these ideas in three major dimensions of psychology: its unit of analysis, its method and its applications to the clinic. Deleuze and Psychology will be of interest to students and scholars of psychology and those interested in continental philosophy, as well as psychological practitioners and therapists.
Categories: Philosophy