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Deleuze's Hume: Philosophy, Culture and the Scottish Enlightenment

Jeffrey A. Bell


This book offers an extended comparison of the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and David Hume. The book argues that Deleuze's early work on Hume was instrumental to Deleuze's formulation of the problems and concepts that would remain a focus of his entire corpus. Reading Deleuze's work in light of Hume's influence, along with a comparison of Deleuze's work with William James, Henri Bergson and others set the stage for a vigorous defence of his philosophy against a number of recent criticisms and extend the field of Deleuze studies by showing how Deleuze's thought can clarify and contribute to t ... More

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze, David Hume, William James, Henri Bergson, political theory, cultural studies, Scottish Enlightenment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748634392
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634392.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey A. Bell, author