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    • October 2001
    • 9780231068130
  • 186 Pages

  • Paperback
  • $30.00
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Empiricism and Subjectivity

An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature

Gilles Deleuze. Translated by Constantin V. Boundas

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.

About the Author

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

"Deleuze's treatment of the importance of the imagination in Hume's philosophy, together with the value of the associative mechanism, is highly commendable." — Auslegung

"Anticipates much of Deleuze's own thought -- his discussions of identity, difference, repretition, sense, totality, imagination...For those concerned to see the emergence of a distinctive contemporary thought (as Foucault termed it: 'the age of Deleuze'), this book is essential" — David Allison, State University of New York at Stony Brook

About the Author

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

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
Conclusion: Purposiveness

About the Author

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

About the Author

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

About the Author

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

About the Author

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