Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage
The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze is increasingly gaining the prestige that its astonishing inventiveness calls for in the Anglo-American theoretical context. His wide-ranging works on the history of philosophy, cinema, painting, literature and politics are being taken up and put to work across disciplinary divides and in interesting and surprising ways. However, the backbone of Deleuze's philosophy - the many and varied sources from which he draws the material for his conceptual innovation - has until now remained relatively obscure and unexplored. This book takes as its goal the examination of this rich theoretical background. Presenting essays by a range of the world's foremost Deleuze scholars, and a number of up and coming theorists of his work, the book is composed of in-depth analyses of the key figures in Deleuze's lineage whose significance - as a result of either their obscurity or the complexity of their place in the Deleuzean text - has not previously been well understood. This work will prove indispensable to students and scholars seeking to understand the context from which Deleuze's ideas emerge. Included are essays on Deleuze's relationship to figures as varied as Marx, Simondon, Wronski, Hegel, Hume, Maimon, Ruyer, Kant, Heidegger, Husserl, Reimann, Leibniz, Bergson and Freud. Graham Jones is a lecturer in creative writing, literature, and film at Monash University, Australia. Jon Roffe is a lecturer in Philosophy at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy.
Graham Jones is Lecturer in Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Media and Communications at Federation University, Australia. He is the author of Lyotard Reframed (I.B.Tauris, 2013), co-author of Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage (Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage II (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), and co-editor of Acinemas: Lyotard's Philosophy of Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). His research interests include French poststructuralist philosophy, phenomenology and cybernetics.
Jon Roffe teaches philosophy at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. He is the author of Gilles Deleuze's Empiricism and Subjectivity (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), Abstract Market Theory (Palgrave, 2015) and Badiou's Deleuze (Acumen 2012). He is the co-author of Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage II (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage (Edinburgh University Press, 2009), Practising with Deleuze (Edinburgh University Press, 2017) and Lacan Deleuze Badiou (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), and co-editor of a number of volumes on 20th-century French thought.