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Thinking with Deleuze

Ronald Bogue

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20 essays from Ronald Bogue’s decade-long encounter with Deleuze’s philosophy

Ronald Bogue’s essays on Deleuze touch on cinema, music, theatre, painting, fiction, education, ecology, ethology, politics, technology and philosophy. He creates paradigmatic occasions of thinking with Deleuze – thinking with him and through him, following diverse lines of his thought and engaging concepts to extend his thought into areas Deleuze did not explore.

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I. Thinking Otherwise
1. The Master Apprentice

II. The Possible and the People to Come
2. To Choose to Choose – To Believe in This World
3. Speranza, Island of the Possible
4. The Art of the Possible
5. Deleuze and Guattari and the Future of Politics: Science Fiction, Protocols and the People to Come
6. Protocols of Experience and the Experimental Novel

III. Music and Philosophy
7. The New Harmony
8. Deleuze, Mann and Modernism: Musical Becoming in Doctor Faustus
9. Scoring the Rhizome: Bussotti’s Musical Diagram

IV. Literature and Philosophy
10. Deleuze, Guattari, and the Kafka-Kleist Connection: Toward a Literature of War
11. On the Superiority of Chinese-American Literature
12. Theatrum Philosophicum Asiaticum

V. Sight, Sound and Language
13. The Landscape of Sensation
14. Deleuze and Roxy: The Time of the Intolerable in Godard’s Adieu au langage
15. Visions and Auditions: The Image in the Late Thought of Gilles Deleuze

VI. Nature
16. A Thousand Ecologies
17. Nature, Law and Chaosmopolitanism
18. The Companion Cyborg: Technics and Domestication
19. Vitalism and the Force That Is but Does Not Act: Ruyer, Leibniz and Deleuze
20. Plateau Three: Who the Earth Thinks It Is


About the Author

Ronald Bogue is Distinguished Research Professor of Comparative Literature and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia.


Ron Bogue has long been one of the most respected and rigorous readers of Deleuze. Few critics can claim comparativist knowledge and sensibility commensurate to Deleuze’s philosophy; fewer still have the pedagogical gift for conveying this material. But even by this measure, Bogue’s new book, Thinking with Deleuze, is a prodigious achievement. Drawing on the vast archive of Deleuze’s work, with and without Guattari, and engaging its population of philosophers, writers, painters, filmmakers, musicians etc., Bogue ultimately extends Deleuze’s thought into new questions, problems, and circumstances—thinking otherwise. Among the many highlights, readers will discover formidable reflections on Deleuze in relation to music, science-fiction, non-Western philosophy, Raymond Ruyer and animal studies. Thinking with Deleuze is a magnum opus.

- Gregory Flaxman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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