Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2017

288 Pages | 1 b/w illus. 3 b/w line art

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474416535

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The Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter

Ryan J. Johnson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Plateaus New Directions in Deleuze Studies

  • Explores how Deleuze's thought was shaped by Lucretian atomism, a formative but often-ignored influence from ancient philosophy
  • Shows how Deleuze's encounter with Lucretius sparked a way of thinking that resonates throughout all his writings: from immanent ontology to affirmative ethics, and from dynamic materialism to the generation of thought itself
  • Fills a significant gap in Deleuze Studies