Considered one of the most important works of one of France's foremost philosophers, and long-awaited in English, The Logic of Sense begins with an extended exegesis of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Considering stoicism, language, games, sexuality, schizophrenia, and literature, Deleuze determines the status of meaning and meaninglessness, and seeks the 'place' where sense and nonsense collide.

Written in an innovative form and witty style, The Logic of Sense is an essay in literary and psychoanalytic theory as well as philosophy, and helps to illuminate such works as Anti-Oedipus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231059831
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/10/1993
Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 393
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gilles Deleuze was Professor of Philosophy at the Universite de Paris VIII, Vincennes-St. Denis, until his retirement in 1987. His books includeNietzsche and Philosophy,Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, andDifference and Repetition.Constantin V. Boundas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trent University in Ontario. He has translated Deleuze'sEmpiricism and Subjectivity and editedThe Deleuze Reader, both for Columbia University Press.

Table of Contents

Preface: From Lewis Carroll to the Stoics
First Series of Paradoxes of Pure Becoming
Second Series of Paradoxes of Surface Effects
Third Series of the Proposition
Fourth Series of Dualities
Fifth Series of Sense
Sixth Series on Serialization
Seventh Series of Esoteric Words
Eighth Series of Structure
Ninth Series of the Problematic
Tenth Series of the Ideal Game
Eleventh Series of Nonsense
Twelfth Series of the Paradox
Thirteenth Series of the Schizophrenic and the Little Girl
Fourteenth Series of Double Causality
Fifteenth Series of Singularities
Sixteenth Series of the Static Ontological Genesis
Seventeenth Series of the Static Logical Genesis
Eighteenth Series of the Three Images of Philosophers
Nineteenth Series of Humor
Twentieth Series on the Moral Problem in Stoic Philosophy
Twenty-First Series of the Event
Twenty-Second Series — Porcelain and Volcano
Twenty Third Series of the Aion
Twenty Fourth Series of the Communication of Events
Twenty Fifth Series of Univocity
Twenty-Sixth Series of Language
Twenty-Seventh Series of Orality
Twenty-Eight Series of Sexuality
Twenty-Ninth Series — Good Intentiosn are Inevitably Punished
Thirtieth Series of Phantasm
Thirty-First Series of Thought
Thirty-Second Series on the Different Kinds of Series
Thirty-Third Series of Alice's Adventures
Thirty-Fourth Series of Primary Order and Secondary Organization
I. The Simulacrum and Ancient Philosophy
1. Plato and the Simulacrum
2. Lucretius and the Simulacrum
II. Phantasm and Modern Literature
3. Klossowski or Bodies-Language
4. Michel Tournier and the World Without Others
5. Zola and the Crack-Up

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