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Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter (Hardcover) (Ryan J. Johnson)

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More than any other 20th-century philosopher, Deleuze considers himself an apprentice to the history of philosophy. But scholarship has ignored one of the more formative influences on Deleuze: Lucretian atomism. Deleuze's encounter with Lucretius sparked a way of thinking that resonates throughout all his writings: from immanent ontology to affirmative ethics, from dynamic materialism to the generation of thought itself. Filling a significant gap in Deleuze Studies, Ryan J. Johnson tells the story of the Deleuze-Lucretius encounter that begins and ends with a powerful claim: Lucretian atomism produced Deleuzianism.
Number of Pages: 275
Genre: Philosophy, History
Series Title: Plateaus - New Directions in Deleuze Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Ryan J. Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2017
TCIN: 52200748
UPC: 9781474416535
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-1898
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