Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza (Paperback)

Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza By Gilles Deleuze, Martin Joughin (Translator) Cover Image

Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza (Paperback)


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In this remarkable work, Gilles Deleuze, the renowned French philosopher, reflects on one of the thinkers of the past who most influenced his own sweeping reconfiguration of the tasks of philosophy. For Deleuze, Spinoza, along with Nietzsche and Lucretius, conceived of philosophy as an enterprise of liberation and radical demystification. He locates in Spinoza "a set of affects, a kinetic determination, an impulse" and makes Spinoza into "an encounter, a passion."

Expressionism in Philosophy was the culmination of a series of monographic studies by Deleuze (on Hume, Bergson, Nietzsche, Proust, Kant, and Sacher-Masoch) and prepared the transition from these abstract treatments of historical schemes of experience to the nomadology of Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus, co-authored with F lix Guattari). Thus, Expressionism in Philosophy is both a pivotal reading of Spinoza's work and a crucial text within the development of Deleuze's thought.
Product Details ISBN: 9780942299519
ISBN-10: 0942299515
Publisher: Zone Books
Publication Date: February 4th, 1992
Pages: 446
Language: English
Series: Zone Books