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What is philosophy?

Author: Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; Hugh Tomlinson; Graham Burchell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1994.
Series: European perspectives.
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Called by many France's leading intellectual, Gilles Deleuze is one of the most important philosophers in the Western world. His acclaimed works and celebrated collaborations with Felix Guattari have established him as a seminal figure in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, and literary theory. The publication of What Is Philosophy? marks the culmination of Deleuze's career. Deleuze and Guattari situate  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; Hugh Tomlinson; Graham Burchell
ISBN: 0231079885 9780231079884 9780231079891 0231079893
OCLC Number: 29255796
Description: x, 253 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the question then... ----
Part I. Philosophy. 1. What is a concept? ---
2. The plane of immanence ---
3. Conceptual personae ---
4. Geophilosophy ----
Part II. Philosophy, sciences, logic, and art. 5. Functives and concepts ---
6. Prospects and concepts ---
7. Percept, affect, and concept ----
Conclusion: From chaos to the brain.
Series Title: European perspectives.
Other Titles: Qu'est-ce que la philosophie?
Responsibility: Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari ; translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Graham Burchell.

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This monograph analyzes the authors' conception of philosophy and develops their understanding of the relationships of philosophy, science and the arts. It also explores the relationship between  Read more...

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