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Author Marks, John, 1964- author

Title Gilles Deleuze : vitalism and multiplicity / John Marks
Published London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 204 pages)
Series Modern European thinkers
Modern European thinkers.
Contents 1. Gilles Deleuze: A Life in Philosophy --- 2. The Philosophy of Deleuze --- 3. Untimely Philosophies --- 4. Transcendental Empiricism --- 5. Capitalism and Schizophrenia --- 6. Foucault --- 7. The Literary Machine --- 8. Cinema: New Art, New Thought
Summary Gilles Deleuze is widely regarded as one of the major postwar proponents of Nietzschean thought in continental philosophy. Over a period of forty years, he presented what amounts to a philosophy of vitalism and multiplicity, bringing together concepts from thinkers as diverse as Nietzsche and Hume. In the first comprehensive English-language introduction to Deleuze, John Marks offers a lucid reading of a complex, abstract and often perplexing body of work. Marks examines Deleuzeʹs philosophical writings -- as well as the political and aesthetic preoccupations which underpinned his thinking -- and provides a rigorous and illuminating reading of Deleuzeʹs early studies of Hume, Nietzsche, Kant, Bergson and Spinoza, his collaborations with Felix Guattari, and the development of a distinctively "Deleuzian" conceptual framework. Marks focuses on the philosophical friendship that developed between Deleuze and Foucault and considers the full range of Deleuzeʹs fascinating writings on literature, art and cinema. This is a clear and concise guide to the work of one of the twentieth centuryʹs most influential thinkers. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-199) and index
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Subject Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995.
Philosophers -- France -- 20th century -- Biography.
Philosophers, Modern -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0745308732
0745308740
1783718803 (electronic bk)
9780745308739
9780745308746
9781783718801 (electronic bk)