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A Thousand Plateaus by Gilles Deleuze
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Nov 21, 07

really liked it
bookshelves: epistemology
Recommended for: Patient pedants
Read in December, 2004

Yes, the book is pedantic. And wandering. And self-indulgent. And it might have more neologisms than all of Heidegger's work combined.

And, no, it's certainly not what 90% of contemporary Anglo-American philosophers call 'philosophy'.

But it is amazing. The essays in this book are fertile (fecund, I guess, if we are to get all Levinasian). While it is far from my normal philosophical agenda, I found many of the essays thought provoking, and even inspiring. But "schizo" is certainly a fitting theme for D & G to embrace.

If you read only one chapter -- Nomadology (a play, I take it, on The Monadology).
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