To get a better understanding of Gilles Deleuze focus on some of his key ideas from his larger works. This week's reading will come from his book Difference and Repetition and a book he co-authored with Felix Guatari, What is Philosophy?
Delueze & Guatari-What Is Philosophy?
- Part 1, Chapter 1: What is a Concept?
- Part 2, Chapter 5: Functives and Concepts
- Part 2, Chapter 6: Prospects and Concepts
- Part 2, Chapter 7: Percept, Affect and Concept
(of these, Chapters 1 and 7 are the most important)
Deleuze-Difference and Repetition
- Introduction: Repetition & Difference;
- Chapter 3: the Image of Thought.
These chapters - in particular, Chapter 3 - are an iconic and good summary of the epistemological point of departure for much of Deleuze's multi-directional oevre. He is an idiosyncratic variant of what Analytic philosophers have termed a Fallibilist, but this is only the front office of his peculiar, eclectic skyscraper.
We will try to make copies of these works available. Please contact Jim if you need a copy.