Nietzsche et la philosophie.

DELEUZE Gilles (1970.)


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Third edition. 8vo. [4], 232, [4] pp. Original printed wrappers. Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, Bibliothèque de Philosophie Contemporaine.

A presentation copy, inscribed by the author 'À Geneviève et Maurice de Gandillac, en affection, en amitié profondes Gilles' in blue ink to the half title.

The recipient, Maurice de Gandillac (1906-2006), was Professor of History of the Middle Ages and Renaissance philosophy at the Sorbonne from 1946 to 1977, where he exercised considerable influence over Deleuze's generation of philosophers; indeed, his list of students reads almost as a 'who's who' of post-structuralist philosophers, including Deleuze as well as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser and Jean-François Lyotard, amongst others.

Gandillac's influence on Deleuze is particularly noteworthy as he supervised Deleuze's principal thesis for the Doctorat D'Etat, what would become Deleuze's principal original philosophical work, eventually published in 1968 as Difference and Repetition. Gandillac's great specialism in the history of philosophical thought was also influential to the development of the Deleuze's first published books, which responded to various key figures from across the history of philosophy, including David Hume, Spinoza, Kant, Henri Bergson, and the present book on Nietzsche.

Originally published in 1962, Nietzsche et la philosophie was Deleuze's second published philosophical work and was arguably the text that established Nietzsche as a serious and systematic philosopher amongst post-war French intellectual circles, serving as the first articulation of Deleuze's own brand of vitalism that would directly inform the rest of his philosophical career, as well as his collaborations with Félix Guattari.

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