26 Oct 2020

Shores. Logic of Gilles Deleuze: Basic Principles. Announcement and Preview


by Corry Shores


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Announcement and Preview of


Corry Shores


The Logic of Gilles Deleuze:

Basic Principles

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My book on Deleuze’s logic is now in press. A preview of the table of contents, acknowledgments, and introduction is available here:



The publisher offers a preview of the first chapter here:




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The Logic of Gilles Deleuze: Basic Principles (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)




I thank a number of people in the acknowledgements (also see below). But here on this blog post I want to especially thank readers of this blog who have helped me on the book and supported me throughout the process, including Clifford Duffy, Terrance Blake, and Scott Wollschleger.




Full Acknowledgements:

This book was first made possible by Roland Breeur, who recommended me to the person who became one of my main editors, Liza Thompson. Much of what I know about philosophy and how it should be conducted, I learned from Prof. Breeur. And Liza, along with my other editors, Frankie Mace and Lucy Russell, have extended to me an incredible amount of generosity with the scheduling for the book. It never would have made it without their help, so I thank you all very much.

The basic content of the book was first made possible by the participants and organizers of the 2014 Paraconsistent Reasoning in Science and Mathematics conference at Ludwig Maximilian University: Peter Verdée, Holger Andreas, David Ripley, Graham Priest, Diderik Batens, Fenner Tanswell, Marcos Silva, Bryson Brown, Hitoshi Omori, Heinrich Wansing, Andreas Kapsner, Cian Chartier, Franz Berto, Itala Maria Loffredo D’Ottaviano, Zach Weber, João Marcos, Luis Estrada-González, Nick Thomas, Maarten McKubre-Jordens, Maria Martinez, Diego Tajer, and Otávio Bueno. They graciously allowed me to present, despite being quite incapable with logic, and they afterward did much to help me begin my project. Peter Verdée and Holger Andreas edited an edition of the proceedings for Springer, and they were kind enough to include my paper in it, the text of which is partly used here. I thank everyone for getting me started in non-classical logics, which still I love to this day.

I could not have written this book without the enduring, loving support of my wife, Gülben Salman. Her sacrifices and efforts are the reason I was able to do all the work necessary here. As a philosopher herself, she also made substantial contributions throughout the whole compositional process, and I cannot thank her enough. Gülben, I dedicate this book to you. I also thank Yasin Ceylan, Aziz Fevzi Zambak, Deniz Yılmaz Zambak, Aret Karademir, Hikmet Ünlü, Bolkar Özkan, Scott Wollschleger, Kurt Ozment, Samet Bağçe, Karen Vanhercke, Vykintas Baltakas, along with my family, Patricia, Ebbie Victor, Fatma, Hasan, Ebbie Paul, Brandon, Aimee, Mandy, Austin, and Joseph for the companionship, support, and advice they gave me all throughout.

Certain parts specifically benefited from help I received from other scholars. Oğuz Akçelik reviewed the logic parts (and any mistakes are mine). Many of the cinema parts (Chapters 4, 7, 8) were made possible by the guidance and teaching of Ahmet Gürata. The section on Plato in Chapter 8 was improved with Hikmet Ünlü’s expert assistance, and his instruction in Ancient Greek proved indispensable for working through the Stoic material in Chapter 5. Dorothea Olkowski taught me about intuitionism and its importance in Deleuze’s philosophy, so all of Chapter 6 was made possible by her writings and comments, and also she reviewed and made suggestions on most of Chapter 5. Roland Breeur’s work on imposture influenced much of what I write on the Falsifier in Chapter 8, and he reviewed and made suggestions for both Chapters 7 and 8. Along the way, I also received help with interpretation, sourcing, and translation from Antoine Dolcerocca, Terence Blake, Clifford Duffy, Roger Vergauwen, Julie Van der Wielen, Griet Galle, Iain McKenzie, Guillaume Collet, and Steven Spileers. Meriç Aytekin contributed much to the sourcing in Chapter 2, and Çi̇si̇l Vardar, to Chapter 1. At the beginning stages, my project benefitted from the comments provided by anonymous referees and from Ronald Bogue. I am very grateful to them. And I have taken great inspiration from the work of Jeffrey Bell, who has pioneered this particular field of study and whose advice I deeply appreciate. I am also heavily indebted to the archivists, transcribers, and translators (listed in the bibliography, but let me here mention Richard Pinhas) who have made Deleuze’s courses accessible. I thank everyone mentioned here so very much.

And many of the logic parts were improved through my correspondences and conversations with Graham Priest. His philosophy is the original inspiration for this book, and he has been nothing but the most generous and supportive toward this project. I thank him for patiently and thoroughly answering all of my questions about his writings and ideas. The philosophical world is so much better because of him, and I will always be deeply grateful.

I also could not have completed this book without the support and understanding of my colleagues at the Middle East Technical University: Halil Turan, Barış Parkan, Murat Baç, David Grünberg, Ayhan Sol, Samet Bağçe, Elif Çırakman, Mehmet Hilmi Demir, Aziz Fevzi Zambak, Fulden İbrahimhakkıoğlu, Yasin Ceylan, Teo Grünberg, Ahmet İnam, Ertuğrul Rufayi Turan, Refik Güremen, James Griffith, Selma Aydın Bayram, Dilek Başar Başkaya, Ercan Erkul, Gülizar Karahan Balya, Hikmet Ünlü, Erdinç Sayan, and Tahir Kocayiğit. (Ayhan Sol helped me especially with freeing up my scheduling for more time to write.)

Many students in my classes and seminars have contributed ideas and insights to this book, including: Bolkar Özkan, Gürkan Kılınç, Ilgın Aksoy, Yıldırım Bayazit, Faik Tekin Asal, Ekin Demirors, Hazal Babur, Tanayça Ünlütürk, Aybüke Aşkar, Meli̇ke Başak Yalçın, Ulaş Murat Altay, Sedef Beşkardeşler, Toprak Seda Karaosmanoğlu, İlkyaz Taşdemir, Çınar Uysal, Handan Ağirman, Tunahan Akbulut, Yasemin Karabaş, Aybüke Aşkar, Mahsasadat Shojaei, Umut Kesi̇kkulak, Ayşe Pekdiker, Seyran Sam Kookiaei, Atakan Botasun, Esra Saçlı, Firuza Rahimova, Sona Mustafayeva, İrem Kayra Özdemir, Erkan Özmacun, Ezel Ortaç, Rada Nur Ergen, and Yiğit Baysal. I thank all of you for your interest in these topics, for your original philosophical thinking, and for helping me interpret the texts.

And finally, I thank the following publishers and journals who granted me permission to reprint texts and figures (and additionally, I thank their blind referees, who helped me improve the articles):

Tijdschrift voor Filosofie / Peeters Publishers. (“The Primacy of Falsity: Deviant Origins in Deleuze.” TijdschriftVoorFilosofie 81 (2019): 81–130).

Routledge. (“Affirmations of the False and Bifurcations of the True: Deleuze’s Dialetheic and Stoic Fatalism.” In Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy of Freedom: Freedom’s Refrains, edited by Dorothea Olkowski and EftichisPirovolakis, 178–223. New York: Routledge, 2019.)

Springer. (“Dialetheism in the Structure of Phenomenal Time.” In Logical Studies of Paraconsistent Reasoning in Science and Mathematics, edited by Holger Andreas and Peter Verdée, 145-157. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016.)

Deleuze and Guattari Studies / Edinburgh University Press. (“In the Still of the Moment: Deleuze’s Phenomena of Motionless Time.” Deleuze Studies 8, no. 2 (2014): 199–229.)



Shores, Corry. The Logic of Gilles Deleuze: Basic Principles. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.

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