Paul Patton brings together an outstanding collection of appraisals by French- and English-speaking scholars of Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), one of the most important post-war French philosophers. A number of these pieces address Deleuze's original interpretations of key figures in the history of philosophy, including Spinoza, Kant, Hegel and Bergson. Others discuss his work on mathematics, and the relevance of his conceptual creativity for art criticism, feminist, literary, and cultural studies. Several of the contributors here have not been previously published.
Paul Patton is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where he specializes in continental European philosophy and political theory. His publications include Deleuze and Political Theory (1996); the English--language translation of Deleuzea s Difference and Repetition (1994); and Nietzsche, Femisinism and Political Theory (1993), of which he is the editor.