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Deleuze and the Contemporary World$
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Ian Buchanan and Adrian Parr

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623419

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.001.0001

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The Joy of Philosophy

The Joy of Philosophy

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(p.214) Chapter 12 The Joy of Philosophy
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Deleuze and the Contemporary World
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Claire Colebrook

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0012

This chapter investigates the sociability of philosophical thinking. It argues that the singularity of perception is what brings us into connection with the inhuman, and that this is what opens the self up to difference and becoming, and criticises the utilitarian principles operating at the heart of the contemporary world. The chapter explains that the becoming-imperceptible of thought which Gilles Deleuze's philosophical project advances resists colonising life with an anthropocentric model of thought or a utilitarian focus on ends.

Keywords:   philosophical thinking, sociability, inhuman, singularity of perception, utilitarian principles, contemporary world, Gilles Deleuze, anthropocentric model

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