Deleuze and the Genesis of Representation

Joe Hughes

This book from Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy, published in 2008, argues that Deleuze's thought, far from carrying out a critique of representation, is in fact an account of its genesis. Because an account of the genesis of representation is an essentially phenomenological project, Joe Hughes begins by clarifying what the genesis of representation - as an expression - means phenomenologically and describes the way in which Edmund Husserl theorized the production of meaning and representation. Hughes goes on to show how three of Deleuze's most important works - Difference and Repetition, The Logic of Sense and Anti-Oedipus - continue this project. The book concludes by directly addressing Deleuze's complex use of language by situating that use in relation to a Heideggerian critique of Husserl. Contents: Acknowledgments viii Preface ix Abbreviations x Part I: Husserl and Deleuze Chapter 1: Husserl, Reduction and Constitution 3 Chapter 2: The Logic of Sense 20 Part II: Anti-Oedipus Chapter 3: The Material Reduction and Schizogenesis 51 Chapter 4: Desiring-Production 62 Chapter 5: Social Production 81 Part III: Difference and Repetition Introduction to Part III: Difference and Repetition 103 Chapter 6: Static Genesis: Ideas and Intensity 105 Chapter 7: Dynamic Genesis: The Production of Time 127 Conclusion 155 Notes 159 Bibliography 180 Index 191