Empiricism and Subjectivity: An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature

Empiricism and Subjectivity: An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature

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At last available in paperback, this book anticipates and explains the post-structuralist turn to empiricism. Presenting a challenging reading of David Hume's philosophy, the work is invaluable for understanding the progress of Deleuze's thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231068130
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2001
Series: European Perspectives
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gilles Deleuze was professor of philosophy at the Université de Paris VIII until his retirement in 1987. His books include Nietzsche and Philosophy, Dialogues, and The Logic of Sense, all published by Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the English-Language Edition
Translator's Introduction: Deleuze, Emipiricism, and the Struggle for Subjectivity
1. The Problem of Knowledge and the Problem of Ethics
2. Cultural World and General Rules
3. The Power of Imagination in Ethics and Knowledge
4. God and the World
5. Empiricism and Subjectivity
Principles of Human Nature
Conclusion: Purposiveness

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David Allison

Anticipates much of Deleuze's own thought -- his discussions of identity, difference, repretition, sense, totality, imagination...For those concerned to see the emergence of a distinctive contemporary thought (as Foucault termed it: 'the age of Deleuze'), this book is essential

David Allison, State University of New York at Stony Brook

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