An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature
At last available in paperback, this book anticipates and explains the post-structuralist turn to empiricism. Presenting a challenging reading of David Hume's philosophy, the work is invaluable for understanding the progress of Deleuze's thought.
Deleuze's treatment of the importance of the imagination in Hume's philosophy, together with the value of the associative mechanism, is highly commendable.
Preface to the English-Language Edition
Translator's Introduction: Deleuze, Emipiricism, and the Struggle for Subjectivity
1. The Problem of Knowledge and the Problem of Ethics
2. Cultural World and General Rules
3. The Power of Imagination in Ethics and Knowledge
4. God and the World
5. Empiricism and Subjectivity
Principles of Human Nature