Difference and Repetition

Gilles Deleuze. Translated by Paul Patton

Columbia University Press

Difference and Repetition

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Pub Date: May 1995

ISBN: 9780231081597

350 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: May 1994

ISBN: 9780231081580

350 Pages

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Difference and Repetition

Gilles Deleuze. Translated by Paul Patton

Columbia University Press

This brilliant exposition of the critique of identity is a classic in contemporary philosophy and one of Deleuze's most important works. Of fundamental importance to literary critics and philosophers,Difference and Repetition develops two central concepts—pure difference and complex repetition—and shows how the two concepts are related. While difference implies divergence and decentering, repetition is associated with displacement and disguising. Central in initiating the shift in French thought away from Hegel and Marx toward Nietzsche and Freud, Difference and Repetition moves deftly to establish a fundamental critique of Western metaphysics.
Translator's Preface
Preface to the English Edition
Preface
Introduction: Repetition and Difference
1. Difference in Itself
2. Repetition for Itself
3. The Image of Thought
4. Ideas and the Synthesis of Difference
5. Asymmetrical Synthesis of the Sensible
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Gilles Deleuze, one of France's leading philosophers, was Profesor of Philosophy at the University de Paris VIII until his retirement in 1987. His other works include What is Philosophy? andThe Logic of Sense, both published by Columbia University Press.