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Deleuze and History

Edited by Jeffrey A. Bell, Claire Colebrook

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Despite the fact that time, evolution, becoming and genealogy are central concepts in Deleuze's work, there has been no sustained study of his philosophy in relation to the question of history. This book aims to open up Deleuze's relevance to those working in history, the history of ideas, science studies, evolutionary psychology, history of philosophy and interdisciplinary projects inflected by historical problems.

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Introduction, Claire Colebrook
1. Events, Becoming and History, Paul Patton
2. Of the Rise and Progress of Philosophical Concepts, Deleuze's Humean Historiography, Jeff Bell
3. Theory of Delay in Balibar, Freud, and Deleuze, Décalage, Nachträglichkeit, Retard, Jay Lampert
4. Geohistory and hydro-bio-politics, John Protevi
5. The Thought of History in Benjamin & Deleuze, Tim Flanagan
6. The Cannibal Within, White Men and the Embodiment of Evolutionary Time, Eve Bischoff
7. Ageing, Perpetual Perishing and the Event as Pure Novelty, Péguy, Whitehead and Deleuze on Time and History, James Williams
8. Cinema, chronos/cronos, becoming an accomplice to the impasse of history, David Deamer
9. Deleuze's Untimely, Uses and Abuses in the Appropriation of Nietzsche, Craig Lundy
10. Is Anti-Oedipus a May '68 book?, Ian Buchanan
11. Molar Entities and Molecular Populations in Human History, Manuel DeLanda
Notes on Contributors

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Bell is Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Deleuze and Deleuze and Guattari, including Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy?: A Critical Introduction and Guide (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), Deleuze’s Hume (Edinburgh University Press, 2008), Philosophy at the Edge of Chaos (University of Toronto Press, 2006) and The Problem of Difference: Phenomenology and Poststructuralism (University of Toronto Press, 1998). Bell is co-editor with Paul Livingston and Andrew Cutrofello of Beyond the Analytic–Continental Divide: Pluralist Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2015) and with Claire Colebrook of Deleuze and History (Edinburgh University Press, 2009).

Professor of English at Penn State University. She is the author of New Literary Histories (1997), Gilles Deleuze (2002), Understanding Deleuze (2002), Irony in the Work of Philosophy (2002), Gender (2003) and Irony: The New Critical Idiom (2003) and the co-editor of Deleuze and Feminist Theory (1999).

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