Clayton Crockett: Deleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event - Columbia University Press, Usa, January 2013

Clayton Crockett
Deleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event
Columbia University Press - January 2013
First published in 1997, Alain Badiou’s Deleuze: The Clamor of Being cast Gilles Deleuze as a secret philosopher of the One. In this work, Clayton Crockett rehabilitates Deleuze’s position within contemporary political and philosophical thought, advancing an original reading of the thinker’s major works and a constructive conception of his philosophical ontology. Through close readings of Deleuze’sDifference and RepetitionCapitalism and Schizophrenia (with Felix Guattari), and Cinema 2, Crockett argues that Deleuze is anything but the austere, quietistic, and aristocratic intellectual Badiou had portrayed. Instead, Crockett underscores Deleuze’s radical aesthetics and innovative scientific, political, and mathematical forms of thought. He also refutes the notion Deleuze retreated from politics toward the end of his life. Using Badiou’s critique as a foil, Crockett maintains the profound continuity of Deleuze’s work and builds a general interpretation of his more obscure formulations.

About the Author

Clayton Crockett is associate professor and director of religious studies at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of several books, including Radical Political Theology: Religion and Politics After Liberalism and coeditor, with Slavoj Žižek and Creston Davis, of Hegel and the Infinite: Religion, Politics, and Dialectic.