Philosophy After Deleuze provides a concise and accessible introduction to Deleuze in relation to philosophical inquiry. The book shows how Deleuze's work contributes to contemporary debates in each of the major areas of philosophy: metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, and political philosophy. Hughes begins by examining Deleuze's style, aiming to explain and justify Deleuze's often complex and challenging use of language by placing it within a discussion of the ends and methods of philosophical inquiry. He goes on to examine each of the major fields of philosophy through Deleuze's key concepts, showing how Deleuze challenges, articulates and contributes to contemporary debates in a way that has practical applications for anyone doing philosophy today. This is the ideal introduction to Deleuze for any student of philosophy.
Joe Hughes received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK and currently teaches at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is the co-translator of Deleuze's Pericles and Verdi (Columbia University Press, 2002).