Deleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event

Paperback | January 22, 2013

byClayton Crockett

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First published in 1997, Alain Badiou's Deleuze: The Clamor of Being cast Gilles Deleuze as a secret philosopher of the One. In this work, Clayton Crockett rehabilitates Deleuze's position within contemporary political and philosophical thought, advancing an original reading of the thinker's major works and a constructive conception of his philosophical ontology. Through close readings of Deleuze's Difference and Repetition, Capitalism and Schizophrenia (with Felix Guattari), and Cinema 2, Crockett argues that Deleuze is anything but the austere, quietistic, and aristocratic intellectual Badiou had portrayed. Instead, Crockett underscores Deleuze's radical aesthetics and innovative scientific, political, and mathematical forms of thought. He also refutes the notion Deleuze retreated from politics toward the end of his life. Using Badiou's critique as a foil, Crockett maintains the profound continuity of Deleuze's work and builds a general interpretation of his more obscure formulations.

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First published in 1997, Alain Badiou's Deleuze: The Clamor of Being cast Gilles Deleuze as a secret philosopher of the One. In this work, Clayton Crockett rehabilitates Deleuze's position within contemporary political and philosophical thought, advancing an original reading of the thinker's major works and a constructive conception o...

Clayton Crockett is associate professor and director of religious studies at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of several books, including Radical Political Theology: Religion and Politics After Liberalism and coeditor, with Slavoj ?i?ek and Creston Davis, of Hegel and the Infinite: Religion, Politics, and Dialectic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pagesPublished:January 22, 2013Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231162693

ISBN - 13:9780231162692

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AcknowledgmentsPart I. Setting Up the Encounter1. Introduction2. The Clamor of Being: Badiou vs. DeleuzePart II. Deleuze3. A Repetition of Difference4. Deleuze's Logic of Double Articulation5. Producing the Event as MachinePart III. Badiou6. Being a Sublime Event7. Being a Subject in a Transcendental WorldPart IV. Deleuze Beyond Badiou8. Energetics of Being9. Politics of the Event10. Vodou Economics: Haiti and the Future of DemocracyIndex

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This book offers insightful interpretations of several of Deleuze's major works.