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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, comprehensive the "ruin of representation," the full overthrow of hierarchic, natural concept 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 recent modes of existence and suggestion, not just in philosophy and feminism yet anyplace production is at stake.

The paintings of latest artist Mary Kelly has been relevant to Olkowski's pondering. In Kelly she reveals an artist at paintings whose artistic acts are in themselves the damage of illustration as an entire, and the textual content is illustrated with Kelly's paintings. This unique and provocative account of Deleuze contributes considerably to a severe feminist politics and philosophy, in addition to to an realizing of feminist art.

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