Empiricism and Subjectivity: An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature

Paperback | October 10, 2001

byGilles DeleuzeTranslated byConstantin V. Boundas

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At last available in paperback, this book anticipates and explains the post-structuralist turn to empiricism. Presenting a challenging reading of David Hume's philosophy, the work is invaluable for understanding the progress of Deleuze's thought.

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At last available in paperback, this book anticipates and explains the post-structuralist turn to empiricism. Presenting a challenging reading of David Hume's philosophy, the work is invaluable for understanding the progress of Deleuze's thought.

Gilles Deleuze was professor of philosophy at the Université de Paris VIII until his retirement in 1987. His books include Nietzsche and Philosophy, Dialogues, and The Logic of Sense, all published by Columbia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 5.9 × 8.8 × 0.68 inPublished:October 10, 2001Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231068131

ISBN - 13:9780231068130

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Table of Contents

Preface to the English-Language EditionTranslator's Introduction: Deleuze, Emipiricism, and the Struggle for Subjectivity1. The Problem of Knowledge and the Problem of Ethics2. Cultural World and General Rules3. The Power of Imagination in Ethics and Knowledge4. God and the World5. Empiricism and SubjectivityPrinciples of Human NatureConclusion: Purposiveness

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Deleuze's treatment of the importance of the imagination in Hume's philosophy, together with the value of the associative mechanism, is highly commendable.