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Deleuze and Spinoza

Aura of Expressionism


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gillian Howie
    Pages 1-9
  3. God
    Gillian Howie
    Pages 10-46
  4. Gillian Howie
    Pages 47-70
  5. Gillian Howie
    Pages 71-99
  6. Gillian Howie
    Pages 100-129
  7. Gillian Howie
    Pages 130-158
  8. Gillian Howie
    Pages 159-186
  9. Gillian Howie
    Pages 187-206
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-242

About this book


Expressionism, Deleuze's philosophical commentary on Spinoza, is a critically important work because its conclusions provide the foundations for Deleuze's later metaphysical speculations on the nature of power, the body, difference and singularities. Deleuze and Spinoza is the first book to examine Deleuze's philosophical assessment of Spinoza and appraise his arguments concerning the Absolute, the philosophy of mind, epistemology and moral and political philosophy. The author respects and disagrees with Deleuze the philosopher and suggests that his arguments not only lead to eliminativism and an Hobbesian politics but that they also cast a mystifying spell.


epistemology god mind morality philosophy philosophy of mind political philosophy reason Spinoza

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

About the authors

GILLIAN HOWIE is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool.

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