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Detour and Access: Strategies of Meaning in China and Greece (Zone Books)
Detour and Access: Strategies of Meaning in China and Greece (Zone Books)
"An excellent introduction to the divergence of western and eastern thought."
The Propensity of Things: Towards a History of Efficacy in China
The Propensity of Things: Towards a History of Efficacy in China
"As good as it gets. Bathe in Chinese immanence."
Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)
Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)
"A mature Deleuze tackles the question of painting."
Infinite Thought: Truth and the Return of Philosophy
Infinite Thought: Truth and the Return of Philosophy
"Badiou's project is perhaps the most interesting in contemporary philosophy. This is good introduction to his approach."
Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Post-Contemporary Interventions / Latin America in Translation)
Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Post-Contemporary Interventions / Latin America in Translation)
"Fascinating! Anybody interested in affectivity should read this."
Pure Immanence: Essays on a Life
Pure Immanence: Essays on a Life
"The brief and pure final deployment of Deleuze's transcendental empiricism in this volume plus some complementary stuff. Stunning."
The Invention of Modern Science (Theory out of bounds)
The Invention of Modern Science (Theory out of bounds)
"Keeping it real. This is how the philosophy of science should be done."
Two Sisters and Their Mother: The Anthropology of Incest
Two Sisters and Their Mother: The Anthropology of Incest
"Discover the concepts that lie beneath your everyday understanding of family."
Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
"Wow! A post-focauldian tour de force."
A Society without Fathers or Husbands: The Na of China
A Society without Fathers or Husbands: The Na of China
"Rethink the most basic structures of human life. The Na are the exception that proves the rule."
The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque
The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque
"A simply extraordinary book."
Arresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Arresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
"A rewarding perspective on German literature and philosophy."
Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750
Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750
"A quite wonderful investigation into the history of wonder."
Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) (Studies in Continental Thought)
Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) (Studies in Continental Thought)
"Heidegger's uncompromising struggle to comprehend Being breaks into new ground in this work. One doubts if he really gets anywhere, but it is interesting to watch."
Deleuze: the Clamor of Being (Theory out of bounds)
Deleuze: the Clamor of Being (Theory out of bounds)
"Challenging and highly original reading of Deleuze."
Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
"Some incredible stuff in this volume."
Matter and Memory
Matter and Memory
"A very different take on the philosophy of mind from one of the great but often forgotten figures French intellectual history."
Process and Reality (Gifford lectures)
Process and Reality (Gifford lectures)
"Dense, technical but with filled with a strange empirical playfulness. This guy should be remembered for more than "process theology"."
A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Swerve Editions)
A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Swerve Editions)
"A great way in to the kind of thinking that features on this list."
Capital Times: Tales from the Conquest of Time (Theory Out of Bounds)
Capital Times: Tales from the Conquest of Time (Theory Out of Bounds)
"A poor translation (I'm told) but this unique study will help you realise just how rich and radical the world of medieval philosophy can be."
Pandora's Hope: An Essay on the Reality of Science Studies
Pandora's Hope: An Essay on the Reality of Science Studies
"A bit bitty but a good way in."
A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings from Georges Canguilhem
A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings from Georges Canguilhem
"I could put some Foucault on this list but you've probably read him. For something a little more off the beaten track and an insight into his influences try this volume."
Time for Revolution (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)
Time for Revolution (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)
"A very philosophical Negri here. Whatever you make of his politics (and I'm sympathetic) this guy occupies a facinating place in the history of ideas."
Metamorphoses of the Body (Theory Out of Bounds)
Metamorphoses of the Body (Theory Out of Bounds)
"A different approach to the origins of the state."
The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine
The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine
"Another investigation into the specificity of eastern and western thought."