Deleuze: The Clamor of Being

Deleuze: The Clamor of Being

Alain Badiou


The works of Gilles Deleuze -- on cinema, literature, portray, and philosophy -- have made him some of the most commonly learn thinkers of his new release. This compact severe quantity is not just a strong reappraisal of Deleuze's inspiration, but additionally the 1st significant paintings through Alain Badiou on hand in English. Badiou compellingly redefines "Deleuzian, " throwing down the gauntlet within the conflict over the very which means of Deleuze's legacy.

For those that view Deleuze because the apostle of wish, flu, and multiplicity, Badiou's ebook is a planned provocation. via a deep philosophical engagement along with his writings, Badiou contends that Deleuze isn't the Dionysian philosopher of changing into he took himself to be; to the contrary, he's an ascetic thinker of Being and Oneness. Deleuze's self-declared anti-Platonism fails -- and that, in Badiou's view, could eventually be to his credits. "Perhaps it isn't Platonism that should be overturned, " Badiou writes, "but the anti-Platonism taken as obvious all through this complete century."

This quantity attracts on a five-year correspondence undertaken by means of Badiou and Deleuze close to the tip of Deleuze's existence, whilst the 2 set aside long-standing political and philosophical variations to replace principles approximately related difficulties of their paintings. Badiou's incomparably attentive readings of key Deleuzian suggestions notably revise reigning interpretations, providing new insights to even the veteran Deleuze reader and serving as an entree to the debatable idea of a "restoration" of Plato endorsed by means of Badiou -- in his personal correct essentially the most unique figures in postwar French philosophy.

The result's a serious travel de strength that repositions Deleuze, one of many mostimportant thinkers of our time, and introduces Badiou to English-speaking readers.

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