By Dorothea Olkowski

Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the talented French thinker's writings for experts and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, finished the "ruin of representation," the total overthrow of hierarchic, natural proposal in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, in addition to in society at huge. In Deleuze's philosophy of distinction, she discovers the resource of a brand new ontology of swap, which in flip opens up the construction of latest modes of lifestyles and idea, not just in philosophy and feminism yet anyplace construction is at stake.

The paintings of up to date artist Mary Kelly has been primary to Olkowski's considering. In Kelly she reveals an artist at paintings whose inventive acts are in themselves the break of illustration as a complete, and the textual content is illustrated with Kelly's artwork. This unique and provocative account of Deleuze contributes considerably to a severe feminist politics and philosophy, in addition to to an knowing of feminist art.

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