Daniel W. Smith's work on the great French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) is owed a debt by English-speaking readers of Deleuze that is difficult to overstate ... 'Essays on Deleuze' finally gathers this work together in a single volume, presenting these essays along a more unified trajectory that both records Smith's significant contribution to Deleuze studies while also laying foundations for new avenues of research ... Throughout these essays Smith exhibits an uncanny knack for rendering intuitive some of the most obscure and vexing concepts and theses in Deleuze, to a point where the reader, upon receiving the instruction, is left wondering how the former confusion could have arisen ... 'Essays on Deleuze' clearly marks an important landmark in the study of Deleuze's philosophy, culminating a 15-year period of Smith's unique and highly influential readings of Deleuze. --Kenneth Noe, Southern Illinois University, 'Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy'
For many years now Daniel Smith's work has led us through Deleuze's philosophy with an unmatched clarity. It is thanks to him that the many historical connections of that philosophy have been grasped in their full rigour and depth. No researcher on Deleuze's philosophy can pass this work by. No reader can fail to benefit from an engagement with Smith's groundbreaking interpretation. --James Williams, Professor of European Philosophy, University of Dundee
For the last 15 years, all of us have read one or two of Daniel Smith's remarkable essays on Deleuze. But now, we have all of them. Finally and thankfully, we have 'Essays on Deleuze', a book that will become immediately essential reading for anyone interested in 20th-century continental philosophy. --Leonard Lawlor, Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University
About the Author
Daniel W. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University.