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Introduction

Ryan J. Johnson

in The Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474416535
eISBN:
9781474430449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416535.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter briefly examines how, out of the formative encounter between Deleuze and Lucretius, Lucretian atomism provoked Deleuzeanism. Although Deleuze consistently expressed his ... More


Ethics in the Garden of Epicurus

Ryan J. Johnson

in The Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474416535
eISBN:
9781474430449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416535.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops an Epicurean-Deleuzean ethics as the articulation of the practice of an immanent naturalism that links ancient atomism to Deleuze by means of a ‘great tradition’ in ethics, ... More


The Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter

Ryan J. Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474416535
eISBN:
9781474430449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores how Deleuze's thought was shaped by Lucretian atomism — a formative but often-ignored influence from ancient philosophy. More than any other 20th-century philosopher, Gilles ... More


Conclusion: The Encounter

Ryan J. Johnson

in The Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474416535
eISBN:
9781474430449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416535.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This concluding chapter returns to the St Jerome story of the love potion before addressing some lingering issues on the Deleuze-Lucretius encounter thus presented. It considers what is meant with ... More


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