Arjen Kleinherenbrink, Against Continuity: Gilles Deleuze’s Speculative Realism – Edinburgh UP, Jan 2019

9781474447782_1Arjen Kleinherenbrink, Against Continuity: Gilles Deleuze’s Speculative Realism – Edinburgh UP, Jan 2019

Against Continuity is the first book to demonstrate that the beating heart of Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy is a systematic ontology of irreducible, singular entities. This requires a radical break with decades of Deleuzian orthodoxy, according to which Deleuze’s metaphysics revolves around the dissolution of discrete entities into a continuous world of flows and events.

With reference to all of Deleuze’s work, including published and untranslated seminars, as well as the recently published Lettres et autres textes, Arjen Kleinherenbrink critically compares Deleuze’s ontology to seven related contemporary thinkers: Levi Bryant, Maurizio Ferraris, Markus Gabriel, Manuel DeLanda, Graham Harman, Tristan Garcia and Bruno Latour. These comparisons establish Deleuze as an important precursor to object-oriented speculative realism and open up exciting new avenues of thought for critics and supporters of Deleuze alike.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Bruno Latour, Gilles Deleuze, Graham Harman, Manuel deLanda, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s