•  9531
    The Concept of the Simulacrum: Deleuze and the Overturning of Platonism
    Continental Philosophy Review 38 (1-2): 89-123. 2005.
    This article examines Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the simulacrum, which Deleuze formulated in the context of his reading of Nietzsche’s project of “overturning Platonism.” The essential Platonic distinction, Deleuze argues, is more profound than the speculative distinction between model and copy, original and image. The deeper, practical distinction moves between two kinds of images or eidolon, for which the Platonic Idea is meant to provide a concrete criterion of selection “Copies” or icons (e…Read more
  •  5232
    Flow, Code and Stock: A Note on Deleuze's Political Philosophy
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 5 (Suppl): 36-55. 2011.
    In Anti-Oedipus, Deleuze and Guattari claim that a general theory of society must be a generalised theory of flows. This is hardly a straightforward claim, and this paper attempts to examine the grounds for it. Why should socio-political theory be based on a theory of flows rather than, say, a theory of the social contract, or a theory of the State, or the questions of legitimation or revolution, or numerous other possible candidates? The concept of flow (and the related notions of code and stoc…Read more
  •  4267
    Essays on Deleuze
    Edinburgh University Press. 2012.
    Gilles Deleuze was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth-century, and Smith is widely recognized to be one of his most penetrating interpreters, as well as an important philosophical voice in his own right. Combining his most important pieces over the last fifteen years along with two new essays, this book is Smith 's definitive treatise on Deleuze. The essays are divided into four sections, which cover Deleuze's use of the history of philosophy, an overview of his philosophi…Read more
  •  3489
    Deleuze and Derrida, Immanence and Transcendence
    In Paul Patton & John Protevi (eds.), Between Deleuze and Derrida, Continuum. pp. 46-66. 2003.
    This paper will attempt to assess the primary differences between what I take to be the two primary philosophical "traditions" in contemporary French philosophy, using Derrida (transcendence) and Deleuze (immanence) as exemplary representatives. The body of the paper will examine the use of these terms in three different areas of philosophy on which Derrida and Deleuze have both written: subjectivity, ontology, and epistemology. (1) In the field of subjectivity, the notion of the subject has bee…Read more
  •  1384
    The dissertation presents a systematic analysis of the work of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze , using two interrelated themes as its guiding threads. The first is the concept of "difference," which is normally conceived as an empirical relation between two terms each of which have a prior identity of their own . In Deleuze, this primacy is inverted: identity persists, but it is now a secondary principle produced by a prior relation between differential elements. Difference here becomes a …Read more
  •  1113
    On the Nature of Concepts
    Parallax 18 (1): 62-73. 2012.
    In What is Philosophy?, Deleuze and Guattari define philosophy, famously, as an activity that consists in forming, inventing, and fabricating concepts.” But this definition of philosophy implies a somewhat singular “analytic of the concept,” to borrow Kant’s phrase. One of the problems it poses is the fact that concepts, from a Deleuzian perspective, have no identity but only a becoming. This paper examines the nature of this problem, arguing that the aim of Deleuze analytic is to introduce the …Read more
  •  817
    Nauk O Univoknostf: Deleuzova ontologija imanence
    Filozofski Vestnik 22 (1): 163-179. 2001.
  •  750
    Temporality and Truth
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 7 (3): 377-389. 2013.
    This paper examines the intersecting of the themes of temporality and truth in Deleuze's philosophy. For the ancients, truth was something eternal: what was true was true in all times and in all places. Temporality (coming to be and passing away) was the realm of the mutable, not the eternal. In the seventeenth century, change began to be seen in a positive light (progress, evolution, and so on), but this change was seen to be possible only because of the immutable laws of nature that govern cha…Read more
  •  503
    The Pure Form of Time and the Powers of the False
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 81 (1): 29-51. 2019.
    This paper explores the relation of the theory of time and the theory of truth in Deleuze’s philosophy. According to Deleuze, a mutation in our conception of time occurred with Kant. In antiquity, time had been subordinated to movement, it was the measure or the “number of movement” (Aristotle). In Kant, this relation is inverted: time is no longer subordinated to movement but assumes an independence and autonomy of its own for the first time. In Deleuze’s phrasing, time becomes the pure and emp…Read more
  •  458
  •  451
    Review of Gilles Deleuze, Two Regimes of Madness (review)
    Teaching Philosophy 30 (2): 237-241. 2007.
  •  439
    The Conditions of the New
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 1 (1): 1-21. 2007.
  •  431
  •  400
    The Conditions of the Question: What Is Philosophy?
    with Gilles Deleuze, Daniel W. Smith, and Arnold I. Davidson
    Critical Inquiry 17 (3): 471-478. 1991.
    Perhaps the question “What is philosophy?” can only be posed late in life, when old age has come, and with it the time to speak in concrete terms. It is a question one poses when one no longer has anything to ask for, but its consequences can be considerable. One was asking the question before, one never ceased asking it, but it was too artificial, too abstract; one expounded and dominated the question, more than being grabbed by it. There are cases in which old age bestows not an eternal youth,…Read more
  •  394
    Deleuze and the History of Philosophy
    In Daniel W. Smith & Henry Somers-Hall (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze, Cambridge University Press. pp. 13. 2012.
  •  379
    7000 B. C.: Apparatus of Capture
    In Henry Somers-Hall, James Williams & Jeffrey Bell (eds.), A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press. pp. 223-241. 2018.
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    The Deleuzian Revolution: Ten Innovations in Difference and Repetition
    Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 14 (1): 34-49. 2020.
    Difference and Repetition might be said to have brought about a Deleuzian Revolution in philosophy comparable to Kant’s Copernican Revolution. Kant had denounced the three great terminal points of traditional metaphysics – self, world and God – as transcendent illusions, and Deleuze pushes Kant’s revolution to its limit by positing a transcendental field that excludes the coherence of the self, world and God in favour of an immanent and differential plane of impersonal individuations and pre-ind…Read more