The first rigorous, comparative discussion of Deleuze and Foucault: their philosophical relationship, their personal relationship and their divergences
Deleuze and Foucault had a long, complicated and productive relationship, in which each was at various times a significant influence on the other. This collection combines 3 original essays by Deleuze and Foucault, in which they respond to each other’s work, with 16 critical essays by key contemporary scholars working in the field. The result is a sustained discussion and analysis of the various dimensions of this fascinating relationship, which clarifies the implications of their philosophical encounter.
Nicolae Morar, Thomas Nail and Daniel W. Smith
Part I Encounters
1. Deleuze and Foucault: A Philosophical Friendship
2. Theatrum Philosophicum
3. Michel Foucault's Main Concepts
4. When and How I’ve Read Foucault
Antonio Negri, translated by Kristopher Klotz
Part II Method and Critique
5. Philosophy as Cultural Critique in Foucault and Deleuze
6. Foucault’s Deleuzean Methodology of the Late 1970s
7. Deleuze’s Foucault: A Metaphysical Fiction
Frédéric Gros, translated by Samantha Bankston
Part III Convergence and Divergence
8. Speaking Out for Others: Philosophy’s Activity in Deleuze and Foucault (and Heidegger)
Leonard Lawlor and Janae Scholtz
9. Philosophy and History in Deleuze and Foucault
10. Becoming and History: Deleuze’s Reading of Foucault
Anne Sauvagnargues, translated by Alex Feldman
11. Foucault and the Image of Thought
12. The Regularities of the Statement: Deleuze on Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge
Mary Beth Mader
Part IV Desire, Power and Resistance
13. Desire and Pleasure
14. Against the Incompatibility Thesis: A Rather Different Reading of the Desire-Pleasure Problem
Nicolae Morar and Marjorie Gracieuse
15. Biopower and Control Societies
16. Two Concepts of Resistance: Foucault and Deleuze
Daniel W. Smith
17. Meeting Deleuze
18. Foucault and Prison
Notes on Contributors
About the Author
Thomas Nail is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver.
Daniel W. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University and one of the world's leading commentators on Deleuze. He has translated his work, edited collections and written numerous articles on Deleuze.
Benefitting from the recent publication of lectures by both Deleuze and Foucault, this is the first essay collection devoted to exploring the complex relations between two of the most important thinkers of our time. A must-read for scholars seriously interested in either Deleuze or Foucault.
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