Gilles Deleuze: The Intensive Reduction brings together eighteen essays written by an internationally acclaimed team of scholars to provide a comprehensive overview of the work of Gilles Deleuze, one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth century. Each essay addresses a central issue in Deleuze's philosophy (and that of his regular co-author, Félix Guattari) that remains to this day controversial and unsettled. Since Deleuze's death in 1994, the technical aspects of his philosophy have been largely neglected. These essays address that gap in the existing scholarship by focusing on his contribution to philosophy. Each contributor advances the discussion of a contested point in the philosophy of Deleuze to shed new light on as yet poorly-understood problems and to stimulate new and vigorous exchanges regarding his relationship to philosophy, schizoanlysis, his aesthetic, ethical and political thought. Together, the essays in this volume make an invaluable contribution to our understanding of Deleuze's philosophy.
"A simply first-rate collection, notable for the sheer excellence of the essays, the wide range of topics covered, and the distinction of its contributors. Boundas has once again made a signal contribution to Deleuze studies." - Professor Kenneth Surin, Duke University, USA
"A superb collection destined to be a key intervention in the burgeoning field of Deleuze Studies. One of very few works that gives focused attention to the specifically philosophical dimension of Deleuze's work." - Ian Buchanan, Cardiff University, UK
'The book succeeds in linking the diverse fields of Deleuze's thought to the intensive, proving a worthwhile contribution to the elucidation and extension of his work.'
— Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy
About the Editor:
Constantin V. Boundas is Professor of Philosophy at Trent University, Canada. He is the editor of The Deleuze Reader (Columbia UP, 1993) and, with Dorothea Olkowski, The Theater of Philosophy: Critical Essays on Gilles Deleuze (Routledge, 1994). He is also the translator of Deleuze's The Logic of Sense (Continuum, 2002) and Empiricism and Subjectivity (Columbia UP, 1991).