Negotiations, 1972-1990

Gilles Deleuze. Translated by Martin Joughin

Columbia University Press

Negotiations, 1972-1990

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Pub Date: September 1997

ISBN: 9780231075817

221 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Negotiations, 1972-1990

Gilles Deleuze. Translated by Martin Joughin

Columbia University Press

Negotiations traces the intellectual journey of a man widely acclaimed as one of the most important French philosphers. A provocative guide to Deleuze by Deleuze, the collection clarifies the key critical concepts in the work of this vital figure in contemporary philosphy, who has had a lasting impact on a variety of disciplines, including aesthetics, film theory, psycho-analysis, and cultural studies.Gilles Deleuze
What unfolds...is the passion of [Deleuze's] ideas and commitments as well as the dazzling originality of his work. Dorothea E. Olkowski, International Studies in Philosophy
Negotiations is perhaps the best short introduction to the thought of one of France's three most influential poststructuralist philosophers, Gilles Deleuze. Choice
No one knows what distant posterity will remember of a body of work that contemporaries probably understand only a little. Thought, with Deleuze, is the experience of life rather than reason. La Monde
Deleuze is not only on of the most influential of recent French philosophers but one of the most wide-ranging as well. The present volume, which consists mostly of interviews but also includes a few essays, describes his recent concerns. Deleuze gained attention with Anti-Oedipus (LJ 6/1/77), a radical criticism of psychoanalysis, written together with Flix Guattari. After an account of this work, Deleuze discusses his long collaboration with Guattari. Deleuze then shifts gears, and his analysis of the cinema, based on the philosophy of Henri Bergson, occupies center-stage. Deleuze's discussion of Michel Foucault (1926-84), a close friend, comes next; and the book concludes with a discussion of power in society, a main theme of Foucault's work. However diverse his interests, Deleuze has always remained a philosopher in the strict sense. The section of Deleuze's latest work that covers the history of philosophy, focusing on Leibniz, brings out this aspect of his thought. Recommended for academic libraries. Library Journal
Part I. From Anti-Oedipus to A Thousand Plateaus
Letter to a Harsh Critic
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari on Anti-Oedipus
On A Thousand Plateaus
Part II. Cinemas
Three Questions on Six Times Two
On The Movement-Image
On The Time-Image
Doubts About the Imaginary
Letter to Serge Daney: Optimism, Pessimism, and Travel
Part III. Michel Foucault
Breaking Things Open, Breaking Words Open
Life as a Work of Art
A Portrait of Foucault
Part IV. Philosophy
Mediators
On Philosophy
On Leibniz
Letter to Reda Bensmaia, on Spinoza
Part V. Politics
Control and Becoming
Postscript on Control Societies
Translator's Notes
Index

About the Author

Gilles Deleuze's (1925-1995) many books include The Logic of Sense, Difference and Repetition, and, with Felix Guattari, What Is Philosophy?, all published in translation by Columbia.