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Negotiations, 1972-1990 : European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism - Gilles Deleuze

Negotiations, 1972-1990

European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism

By: Gilles Deleuze, Martin Joughin (Translator)

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Published: 1st January 1997
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Negotiations traces the intellectual journey of a man widely acclaimed as one of the most important French philosphers. A provocative guide to Deleuze by Deleuze, the collection clarifies the key critical concepts in the work of this vital figure in contemporary philosphy, who has had a lasting impact on a variety of disciplines, including aesthetics, film theory, psycho-analysis, and cultural studies.

What unfolds...is the passion of [Deleuze's] ideas and commitments as well as the dazzling originality of his work. -- Dorothea E. Olkowski International Studies in Philosophy Negotiations is perhaps the best short introduction to the thought of one of France's three most influential poststructuralist philosophers, Gilles Deleuze. Choice No one knows what distant posterity will remember of a body of work that contemporaries probably understand only a little. Thought, with Deleuze, is the experience of life rather than reason. La Monde Deleuze is not only on of the most influential of recent French philosophers but one of the most wide-ranging as well. The present volume, which consists mostly of interviews but also includes a few essays, describes his recent concerns. Deleuze gained attention with Anti-Oedipus (LJ 6/1/77), a radical criticism of psychoanalysis, written together with Flix Guattari. After an account of this work, Deleuze discusses his long collaboration with Guattari. Deleuze then shifts gears, and his analysis of the cinema, based on the philosophy of Henri Bergson, occupies center-stage. Deleuze's discussion of Michel Foucault (1926-84), a close friend, comes next; and the book concludes with a discussion of power in society, a main theme of Foucault's work. However diverse his interests, Deleuze has always remained a philosopher in the strict sense. The section of Deleuze's latest work that covers the history of philosophy, focusing on Leibniz, brings out this aspect of his thought. Recommended for academic libraries. Library Journal

From Anti-Oedipus to A Thousand Plateausp. 1
Letter to a Harsh Criticp. 3
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari on Anti-Oedipusp. 13
On A Thousand Plateausp. 25
Cinemasp. 35
Three Questions on Six Times Twop. 37
On The Movement-Imagep. 46
On The Time-Imagep. 57
Doubts About the Imaginaryp. 62
Letter to Serge Daney: Optimism, Pessimism, and Travelp. 68
Michel Foucaultp. 81
Breaking Things Open, Breaking Words Openp. 83
Life as a Work of Artp. 94
A Portrait of Foucaultp. 102
Philosophyp. 119
Mediatorsp. 121
On Philosophyp. 135
On Leibnizp. 156
Letter to Reda Bensmaia, on Spinozap. 164
Politicsp. 167
Control and Becomingp. 169
Postscript on Control Societiesp. 177
Translator's Notesp. 183
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780231075817
ISBN-10: 0231075812
Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.36