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 EditionTranslator's Introduction: Deleuze, Emipiricism, and the Struggle for Subjectivity1. The Problem of Knowledge and the Problem of Ethics2. Cultural World and General Rules3. The Power of Imagination in Ethics and Knowledge4. God and the World5. Empiricism and SubjectivityPrinciples of Human NatureConclusion: Purposiveness