The Road Thus Far, or What Do the Guides Say? What do other commentators make of Deleuze’s summary/critique of Aristotle? In his Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition: A Critical Guide and Introduction, James Williams writes: According to Aristotle, difference is more than otherness or diversity—it is opposition. In opposition, it reaches its greatest form in contraries. Furthermore, …

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The Road Thus Far, or What Do the Guides Say? What do other commentators make of Deleuze’s summary/critique of Aristotle? In his Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition: A Critical Guide and Introduction, James Williams writes: According to Aristotle, difference is more than otherness or diversity—it is opposition. In opposition, it reaches its greatest form in contraries. Furthermore, …

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At the end of his prologue to Chapter 1 of DR, Deleuze asks, “Must difference have been ‘mediated’ in order to render it both livable and thinkable?” (30). We might add a few questions: is it possible to go back to the beginning and think difference differently? To see it outside of the system of representation? To understand …

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At the end of his prologue to Chapter 1 of DR, Deleuze asks, “Must difference have been ‘mediated’ in order to render it both livable and thinkable?” (30). We might add a few questions: is it possible to go back to the beginning and think difference differently? To see it outside of the system of representation? To understand …

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So, as usual, I’m lagging more slowly than I would like on my “slow reading” of Difference and Repetition (though perhaps that has become the point: to get through the book by the time I’m sixty or sixty-five, rereading parts I’ve already “read” and reading other things by Deleuze and his collaborators along the way). To prepare …

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