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Deleuze and Politics
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Deleuze and Politics

Ian Buchanan and Nicholas Thoburn

Abstract

Deleuze was intensely aware of the need for philosophy to take an active part in shaping and critiquing the world. Philosophy, as he saw it, engages in politics by inventing new concepts and using them as weapons against opinion, the ultimate barrier to thought. Deleuze did not specify a particular political program, nor espouse a particular political dogma. For him, politics was always a matter of experimentation and invention in the search for the revolutionary path that would finally deliver us from the baleful enchantments of capitalism. This book brings together some of the most important ... More

Keywords: philosophy, politics, opinion, thought, political dogma, experimentation, invention, revolution, capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748632879
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632879.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Buchanan, author

Nicholas Thoburn, author