Erinn Cuniff Gilson has reviewed Peter Hallward’s Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation for the Continental Philosophy Review, a journal dedicated to phenomenology and contemporary continental philosophy, and its intersection with various Anglo-American traditions:
Hallward’s book appears promising and original because it aims to give equal consideration to the role of thought and the incorporeal in Deleuze’s work, reading Deleuze as a philosopher of ‘‘spiritual sobriety’’ rather than as one of ‘‘material exuberance’’ as is more common. Indeed, Hallward’s central thesis that Deleuze’s philosophy comprises an attempt to escape the world and the present, and thus ‘‘inhibits any consequential engagement with the constraints of our actual world,’’ sustains an implicit critique of much Deleuzian scholarship.
In certain respects, Peter Hallward’s Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation is a tour de force, an all-encompassing montage surveying Deleuze’s thought in a certainly novel fashion.
Read the full piece on Hallward’s ‘tour de force’ here.