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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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Introduction Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Introduction Deleuze and the Contemporary World

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(p.1) Introduction Deleuze and the Contemporary World
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Deleuze and the Contemporary World
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Ian Buchanan

Adrian Parr

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0021

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the relevance of Gilles Deleuze's pragmatic philosophy for the contemporary world. The collection of essays in this volume use Deleuzian concepts to describe, analyse, critique and evaluate the tone, timbre, and rhythm of the contemporary world. They push Deleuzism to the limit and, in their combination, encourage us to take risks in our thinking and to disturb our comfort zones. Some of the contemporary issues addressed by the essays include the problems of solidarity, militarism, citizenship, immigration, and colonisation.

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, pragmatic philosophy, contemporary world, essays, Deleuzism, solidarity, militarism, citizenship, immigration, colonisation

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