JOHN RAJCHMAN THE DELEUZE CONNECTIONS PDF

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.

Author:Moogurisar Goltiran
Country:Bolivia
Language:English (Spanish)
Genre:Art
Published (Last):12 January 2008
Pages:288
PDF File Size:12.86 Mb
ePub File Size:3.22 Mb
ISBN:661-5-84131-585-3
Downloads:25535
Price:Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader:Vukazahn



This book was published 2 years ago, and this review is late indeed. There is no risk, however, that the book or its subject will lose its urgency very soon. It presents the work of Gilles Deleuze, a philosopher who is generally considered to be very difficult to read and understand.

But maybe the difficulties are to a great extent related to some people's inability to grasp more than a few levels or trails of thought at the same time.

Deleuze's thinking is, as Rajchman writes, "unlikely to work for those minds that are already settled, already classified. Deleuze always searched for connections between discursive and pre-discursive levels, between sensation and cognition.

Thinking was, for him, to experience life in its sensual multitude and to connect it to the history of abstract thought. Some of his and his friend Felix Guattari's fantastic metaphors, such as "bodies without organs," "rhizomatic activity" and "desiring machines," have commonly and easily been turned into popular and simplistic slogans of technological determinism.

Therefore it is often necessary to point out that a body without organs is not necessarily a robot, that a rhizome is not necessarily an electronic network and that the notion of an "abstract machine" does not have to imply the presence of a machine in the literal, material sense.

In Deleuze's thinking, there is indeed very little support for the notion of the brain as some kind of computer. And that is only one of the many reasons why Rajchman's book fulfills an urgent need for clarification and explanation. Rajchman has chosen to divide the book into six chapters, each reflecting a central aspect of Deleuze's thought.

In the first chapter, called "Connections," Rajchman briefly summarizes Deleuze's re-reading of the history of Western thought. He puts forward the notion of connective, experimental thought as being the essential trait of this re-reading. The arguments are further elaborated in the following chapters, called "Experimentation" and "Thought. The significance of this thinking in relation to the social and aesthetic spheres is exemplified in the concluding chapters, "Life" and "Sensation.

As an easily accessible introduction to a big and labyrinthine body of work, Rajchman's book is most useful. It is less rewarding if one looks for a more critical evaluation of Deleuze's work in epistemological, political and semiotic terms.

Such evaluations would, however, be the task of a great number of large-scale, specialized studies. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Institutional Login. LOG IN. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Reviewed by:. The Deleuze Connections by John Rajchman. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution or have your own login and password to Project MUSE. Additional Information. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Eliot Prose. Contact Contact Us Help.

DRIFTGLASS DELANY PDF

The Deleuze Connections

The first book to present Gilles Deleuze's philosophy in language the nonphilosopher can understand. This book is a map of the work of Gilles Deleuze—the man Michel Foucault would call the "only real philosophical intelligence in France. For Deleuze's philosophy is meant to go off in many directions at once, opening up zones of unforeseen connections between disciplines. Rajchman isolates the logic at the heart of Deleuze's philosophy and the "image of thought" that it supposes.

ALTRONIX AL612 PDF

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive? Vaclav Smil. Thomas H.

NUGGET AYAM PDF

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The first book to present Gilles Deleuze's philosophy in language the nonphilosopher can understand. This book is a map of the work of Gilles Deleuze-the man Michel Foucault would call the "only real philosophical intelligence in France.

INTERROGUEN A SAMANTHA PDF

This book was published 2 years ago, and this review is late indeed. There is no risk, however, that the book or its subject will lose its urgency very soon. It presents the work of Gilles Deleuze, a philosopher who is generally considered to be very difficult to read and understand. But maybe the difficulties are to a great extent related to some people's inability to grasp more than a few levels or trails of thought at the same time.

Related Articles