Difference and Repetition (Hardcover)

Difference and Repetition By Gilles Deleuze, Paul Patton (Translator) Cover Image
By Gilles Deleuze, Paul Patton (Translator)

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This brilliant exposition of the critique of identity is a classic in contemporary philosophy and one of Deleuze's most important works. Of fundamental importance to literary critics and philosophers, Difference and Repetition develops two central concepts--pure difference and complex repetition--and shows how the two concepts are related. While difference implies divergence and decentering, repetition is associated with displacement and disguising. Central in initiating the shift in French thought away from Hegel and Marx toward Nietzsche and Freud, Difference and Repetition moves deftly to establish a fundamental critique of Western metaphysics.

About the Author


Gilles Deleuze, one of France's leading philosophers, was Profesor of Philosophy at the University de Paris VIII until his retirement in 1987. His other works include What is Philosophy? andThe Logic of Sense, both published by Columbia University Press.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231081580
ISBN-10: 0231081588
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: May 19th, 1994
Pages: 350
Language: English
Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultur