This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze's commentaries on the philosophical beliefs of Plato. It discusses the contents of Difference and Repetition and in the first appendix to The Logic of Sense, where he developed his most extensive analysis of Plato. The chapter explains Deleuze's opinion that modern philosophy has never had any other task than the overturning or renversement of Platonism, and suggests that Deleuze turned to Plato not only to recover the originary motive and force of the Idea, but to demystify the power of the Idea to adjudicate among rivals, such that the great Platonic dualism of Idea and image, of model and copy, lapses into indiscernibility of depths.
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