Art as Abstract Machine

Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari

By Stephen Zepke

© 2005 – Routledge

320 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

The aim of this book is to understand what Deleuze and Guattari mean by "art." Stephen Zepke argues that art, in their account, is an ontological term and an ontological practice that results in a new understanding of aesthetics. For Deleuze and Guattari understanding what art "is" means understanding how it works, what it does, how it "becomes," and finally, how it lives. This book illuminates these philosophers' discussion of ontology from the viewpoint of art--and vice versa--in a thorough questioning of aesthetic criteria as they are normally understood.

About the Author

Stephen Zepke received his PhD in Philosophy from Sydney University.

About the Series

Studies in Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI001000
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics