Desert Island and Other Texts, 1953-1974

ISBN-10: 1584350180
ISBN-13: 9781584350187
Edition: 2003
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Description: "One day, perhaps, this century will be Deleuzian," Michel Foucault once wrote. This book anthologizes 40 texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, who died in 1995. The early texts, from 1953-1966 (on  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art
Publication date: 1/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

"One day, perhaps, this century will be Deleuzian," Michel Foucault once wrote. This book anthologizes 40 texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, who died in 1995. The early texts, from 1953-1966 (on Rousseau, Kafka, Jarry, etc.), belong to literary criticism and announce Deleuze's last book, Critique and Clinic(1993). But philosophy clearly predominates in the rest of the book, with sharp appraisals of the thinkers he always felt indebted to: Spinoza, Bergson. More surprising is his acknowledgement of Jean-Paul Sartre as his master. "The new themes, a certain new style, a new aggressive and polemical way of raising questions," he wrote, "come from Sartre." But the figure of Nietzsche remains by far the most seminal, and the presence throughout of his friends and close collaborators, Felix Guattari and Michel Foucault. The book stops shortly after the publication of Anti-Oedipus, and presents a kind of genealogy of Deleuze's thought as well as his attempt to leave philosophy and connect it to the outside -- but, he cautions, as a philosopher.

Gilles Deleuze was professor of philosophy at the Universit� de Paris VIII until his retirement in 1987. His books include Nietzsche and Philosophy, Dialogues,and The Logic of Sense,all published by Columbia.

Introduction
Desert Islands
Jean Hyppolite's Logic and Existence
Instincts and Institutions
Bergson, 1859-1941
Bergson's Conception of Difference
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Precursor of Kafka, Celine, and Ponge
The Idea of Genesis in Kant's Esthetics
Raymond Roussel, or the Abhorrent Vacuum
How Jarry's Pataphysics Opened the Way for Phenomenology
"He Was My Teacher"
The Philosophy of Crime Novels
On Gilbert Simondon
Humans: A Dubious Existence
The Method of Dramatization
Conclusions on the Will to Power and the Eternal Return
Nietzsche's Burst of Laughter
Mysticism and Masochism
On Nietzsche and the Image of Thought
Gilles Deleuze Talks Philosophy
Gueroult's General Method for Spinoza
The Fissure of Anaxagoras and the Local Fires of Heraclitus
Hume
How Do We Recognize Structuralism?
Three Group-Related Problems
"What Our Prisoners Want from Us..."
Intellectuals and Power
Remarks (on Jean-Francois Lyotard)
Deleuze and Guattari Fight Back...
Helene Cixous, or Writing in Strobe
Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Your Special "Desiring-Machines": What Are They?
H. M.'s Letters
Hot and Cool
Nomadic Thought
On Capitalism and Desire
Five Propositions on Psychoanalysis
Faces and Surfaces
Preface to Hocquenghem's L'Apres-Mai des faunes
A Planter's Art
Notes
List of Translators
Index

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