Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy : Powers of the False, Volume 1

Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy : Powers of the False, Volume 1

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Although much has been written about Deleuze?s engagement with the arts, Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy concerns the art of his philosophy. Gregory Flaxman suggests that Deleuze?s notorious rejection of representation gives rise to a singular task?to create new concepts and invent new means of philosophical expression. Tracing this task throughout Deleuze?s vast oeuvre, Flaxman argues that Deleuze?s ambition to think and write ?otherwise? constitutes the fabulation of philosophy itself.For Flaxman, Deleuze?s philosophy is organized around the notion of the friend (philos). This book dramatizes the practice of friendship in Deleuze?s intimate affairs with philosophers?including Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Kant, and Foucault?and close encounters with a range of writers, including Homer, More, Kafka, Woolf, and Borges. Flaxman traces Deleuze?s relationship with Nietzsche, the friend from whom he learned to write ?in his own name,? to explain how apprenticeship becomes the initial condition of Deleuze?s philosophical method. Detailing the transformation of Nietzsche?s genealogy into ?geophilosophy,? Flaxman goes on to show how Deleuze?s philosophy of the earth precipitates his return to ancient Greece and induces his resolution to overturn Platonism. In this spirit, the book demonstrates Deleuze?s evocation of the ?powers...


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Author(s)
Gregory Flaxman
Format
Paperback | 432 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 51mm
Publication date
30 Dec 2011
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Publication City/Country
Minnesota, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0816665508
ISBN13
9780816665501
Bestsellers rank
483,452