Guides you through Gilles Deleuze's first book, with its striking reading of David Hume
Jon Roffe shows how Empiricism and Subjectivity is the precursor for some of Deleuze’s most well-known philosophical innovations. For those already familiar with Deleuze, he emphasises its novelty within his corpus. And, for all readers, he shows how it outlines Deleuze's powerful and striking theory of subjectivity, and of philosophy itself.
Note on References
1. Beyond Kant’s Hume
2. Belief and Theoretical Reason
3. The Moral World
4. The Madness of Thought and the Delirium of Practical Reason
6. The Singularity of Empiricism
7. A Kantian Hume
About the Author
Among the ranks of philosophical debuts, Gilles Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity is surely one of the oddest – a book, at once unassuming and brilliant, on David Hume. The strangeness of this book has always rewarded those who are willing to muster rigor and indulge idiosyncrasy, and it’s in this context that Jon Roffe’s critical introduction is so good. Roffe is among the very few deft enough to convey the peculiar fusion of philosophical tastes that bring Deleuze and Hume together.
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