This title includes 17 essays by one of the world's leading commentators on the work of Gilles Deleuze. The articles in this volume have become frequent references for students and scholars working on Deleuze. In response to academic demand, we are now making them available in a single convenient volume. Several of the articles are touchstones in the field and a number of them have been often cited on the reception of French philosophy, especially the articles on Badiou and Derrida. It is an essential collection of essays that gets right to the heart of Deleuze's philosophy. It includes three new pieces, two of which were written specially for this collection 'The Open" and "Concepts, Truth and Time". It has exclusive focus on the philosophical themes of Deleuze's work. It analyses three important concepts used by Deleuze: the new, univocity, and the clinical. It contrasts Deleuze's work with that of four of his contemporaries: Derrida, Badiou, Lacan and Klossowski.
Daniel W. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University.
I. Deleuze and the History of Philosophy; Plato; Deleuze and the Overturning of Platonism: The Concept of the Simulacrum; Univocity; The Doctrine of Univocity: Deleuze's Ontology of Immanence; Leibniz; Deleuze on Leibniz: Difference, Continuity, and the Calculus; Hegel; Deleuze, Hegel, and the Post-Kantian Tradition; Pre- and Post-Kantianism; Logic and Existence: Deleuze on the Conditions of the Real; II. Five Deleuzian Concepts; Desire; Deleuze and the Question of Desire: Toward an Immanent Theory of Ethics; The New; The Conditions of the New; Life; A Life of Pure Immanence": Deleuze's "Critique et clinique" Project; Sensation; Deleuze on Bacon: Three Conceptual Trajectories in "The Logic of Sensation"; The Open; The Idea of the Open; III. Deleuze's Philosophical System; Aesthetics; Deleuze's Theory of Sensation: Overcoming the Kantian Duality; Dialectics; Deleuze, Kant, and the Theory of Immanent Ideas; Analytics; Concepts, Time, and Truth; Ethics; The Place of Ethics in Deleuze's Philosophy: Three Questions of Immanence; Politics; Flow, Code, and Stock: A Note on Deleuze's Political Philosophy; IV. Deleuze and Contemporary Philosophy; Jacques Derrida; Deleuze and Derrida, Immanence and Transcendence: Two Directions in Recent French Thought; Alain Badiou; Mathematics and the Theory of Multiplicities: Deleuze and Badiou Revisited; Jacques Lacan; The Inverse Side of the Structure: Zizek on Deleuze on Lacan; Pierre Klossowski; Klossowski's Reading of Nietzsche: Impulses, Phantasms, Simulacra, Stereotypes; Paul Patton; Deleuze and the Liberal Tradition: Normativity, Freedom, and Judgment.