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Description - Gilles Deleuze and Metaphysics by Alain Beaulieu

Deleuze remains indifferent to the ambient pathos related to the end of metaphysics and compares the undertakings of destruction, overcoming and deconstruction of metaphysics with the gestures of murderers. He considers himself "a pure metaphysician," which is rather unique in the contemporary philosophical landscape. What are we to make of this and similar claims? What do they mean in light of the effort made during the last several centuries to overcome, overturn, destroy, or deconstruct metaphysics? If we consider Deleuze's work more closely, might find him engaging in the kind of thinking that is commonly referred to as metaphysical? And if Deleuze is indeed a metaphysician, does this undercut the many insightful contributions of the twentieth century philosophers who dedicate their thought to bringing down Western metaphysical tradition? Or does it suggest that there is a sense of metaphysics that should nevertheless be preserved? These and similar questions are addressed in this volume by a series of international scholars. The goal of the book is to critically engage an aspect of Deleuze's thought that, for the most part, has been neglected, and to understand better his "immanent metaphysics." It also seeks to explore the consequences of such an engagement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781498508674
ISBN-10: 1498508677
Format: Paperback / softback
(231mm x 148mm x 21mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Lexington Books
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alain Beaulieu

Alain Beaulieu is associate professor of Philosophy at Laurentian University. Edward Kazarian teaches in the Philosophy and Religion Studies Department at Rowan University. Julia Sushytska teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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