Philosophy, Culture and the Scottish Enlightenment
By (author) Jeffrey A. Bell
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Deleuze's Hume by Jeffrey A. Bell
Book DescriptionThis book offers the first extended comparison of the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and David Hume. Jeffrey Bell argues that Deleuze's early work on Hume was instrumental to Deleuze's formulation of the problems and concepts that would remain a focus of his entire corpus. Reading Deleuze's work in light of Hume's influence, along with a comparison of Deleuze's work with William James, Henri Bergson, and others, sets the stage for a vigorous defence of his philosophy against a number of recent criticisms, and it extends the field of Deleuze studies by showing how Deleuze's thought can clarify and contribute to the work being done in political theory, cultural studies, and history, particularly the history of the Scottish Enlightenment. By engaging Deleuze's thought with the work of Hume, this book clarifies and supports the work of Deleuze and exemplifies the continuing relevance of Hume's thought to a number of contemporary debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748634392
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy?, Hardback (January 2016)
Deleuze and Guattari consider themselves to be doing philosophy. In What is Philosophy?, Deleuze and Guattari set out to answer precisely that question. Jeffrey A. Bell explores their answer, that it is the 'art of forming, inventing and fabricating concepts'. In so doing, he draws out the issues at play in their other writings.
Deleuze and History, Hardback (March 2009)» View all books by Jeffrey A. Bell
This book aims to open up Deleuze's relevance to those working in history, the history of ideas, science studies, evolutionary psychology, history of philosophy and interdisciplinary projects inflected by historical problems.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey A. Bell
Jeffrey A. Bell is Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University.
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