and bound in the United States ofAmerica. Library ofCongress Cataloging-in- Publication Data. Rajchman,John. The Deleuze connections / John Rajchman. For Deleuze’s philosophy is meant to go off in many directions at once, opening up zones of unforeseen connections between disciplines. Rajchman isolates the . The Deleuze Connections has 53 ratings and 3 reviews. the gift said: later review : ok enough laziness! there are ideas here of some density, but in most.

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He looks at the particular realism and empiricism that this affirmation implies and how they might be used to diagnose new forces confronting us today. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it connwctions. Deleuze, Whitehead and the Reversal of Platonism. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

And for those who already follow the path of philosophy, Rajchman has shown us that it is not the past century that is Deleuzian, but the one we are beginning.

The first book to present Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy in language the nonphilosopher can understand. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Discover Prime Book Box connnections Kids. Therefore it is often necessary to point out that a body without organs is not necessarily a robot, that a rhizome is not connectiobs an electronic network and that the notion of an “abstract machine” does not have to imply the presence of a machine in the literal, material sense.

One nearly needs an encylopedic understanding of every trend in western thought for the last years to grasp what the author is putting across. Had he a better grasp of the history of rhetoric, sentences like the following would not be necessary: Before reading this articulate and concise book that covers the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, I had only a rather vague conception of the central ideas inherent in the work of Deleuze.

He then works out its implications for social and cultural thought, as well as for art and design–for how to do critical theory today.


Some of his and his friend Felix Guattari’s fantastic metaphors, such as “bodies without organs,” “rhizomatic activity” and “desiring machines,” have commonly and easily been turned into popular and simplistic slogans of technological determinism. I found this “introduction” to be incredibly unhelpful, for many of the reasons stated previously, but particularly the fact that as one scans just about any page in the book, you find each literally packed with references to other difficult works, literary, cinematic, mathematical, philisophical.

Keith Robinson – – In Keith A. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation: At times clear “connections” are made between Deleuze’s thought and common standards of clarity, but more often than not the book presumes a knowledge of philosophical ideas that even a philosophy student such as myself finds difficult.

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Finally, although Deleuze’s “experimentalism” and “pragmatism” has much in common with the views of Richard Rorty, Rajchman too easily dismisses Rorty as “mired” in rhetoric.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He puts forward the notion of connective, experimental thought as being the essential trait of this re-reading. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The highlight of Rajchman’s exposition is the chapter entitled ‘Multiplicity’, in which he delicately unveils the rather unconventional logic that Deleuze often applies when theorizing.

If that’s the case, then, why does he always get lumped in with the world of French militant philosophy? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The arguments are further elaborated in the following chapters, called “Experimentation” and “Thought.

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In this way he clarifies the aims and assumptions of a philosophy that looks constantly to invent new ways to affirm the “free differences” and the “complex repetitions” in the histories and spaces in which we find ourselves. In the process, he explores the many connections that Deleuze himself constructs in working out his philosophy, with the arts, political movements, even comnections neurosciences and artificial intelligence. When writing a critical introduction to a philosopher’s work–especially work that advances a system of thought that avoids systemization and courts confusion–one is faced with a choice: Celebrated French philosopher Gilles Deleuze worked in three areas of philosophy during a period of diverse hegemonic activity.


Read more Read less. Science Logic and Mathematics. This is a little book–to be read over a week on the subway–that expands our idea of what Deleuze can mean, rather than attempting to nail down what he DOES mean.

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Connecrions would respectfully disagree with the reader who suggests Massumi’s book as an intro instead.

Lists with This Book. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. They’re still brilliant ideas, but they fail to form a basis for a systematic “practical philosophy” that Deleuze was so insistent on moving towards. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

This book is a map of the work of Gilles Deleuze–the man Michel Foucault would call the “only real philosophical intelligence in France.

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Rajchman isolates the logic at the heart of Deleuze’s philosophy and the “image of thought” that it supposes. When Rajchman uses a piece of Deleuzean terminology without explaining it, he’s using a milder form of the obnoxious rhetorical strategy that Deleuze himself employed, but it’s far more readable in this context. Peter Gunter – – In Keith A. Write a customer deleuzs.