Essays Critical and Clinical

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Verso, 1998 - Art and science - 221 pages
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.Authors, if they are great, are more like doctors than patients: they are themselves astonishing diagnosticians or symptomatologists.. So wrote the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, setting himself the task of demonstrating the connections between literature and medicine. The essays collected here testify to Deleuze.s fundamental conviction that philosophy cannot be undertaken independently of science and art. As so often in his writing, the names of philosophers such as Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche and Heidegger appear beside those of literary figures including Melville, Whitman, D.H. Lawrence, Beckett and Artaud. With this book, Deleuze.s life-long ambition to dismantle the barriers between art and its adjacent domains is brilliantly realized.
 

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Contents

Translators Preface
ix
Deleuzes Critique et Clinique Project
xi
Preface to the French Edition Iv
lv
Literature and Life
1
Louis Wolfson or The Procedure
7
Lewis Carroll
21
The Greatest Irish Film Becketts Film
23
On Four Poetic Formulas That Might Summarize the Kantian Philosophy
27
Whitman
56
What Children Say
61
Bartleby or The Formula
68
Alfred Jarry
91
The Mystery of Ariadne according to Nietzsche
99
He Stuttered
107
T E Lawrence
115
To Have Done with Judgment
126

Nietzsche and Saint Paul Lawrence and John of Patmos
36
Representation of Masoch
53
The Exhausted
152
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About the author (1998)

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, Vincennes/Saint Denis. He published 25 books, including five in collaboration with Felix Guattari.

DANIEL W. SMITH, a gifted musician, has been involved in Christian ministry for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Debra, founded Real Life Ministries, an interdenominational ministry that shares the gospel and Christian principles through music and the written and spoken word.

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