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Deleuze and Philosophy$
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Constantin V. Boundas

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624799

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624799.001.0001

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The Ethics of Becoming-Imperceptible

The Ethics of Becoming-Imperceptible

(p.133) Chapter 9 The Ethics of Becoming-Imperceptible
Deleuze and Philosophy

Rosi Braidotti

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter explores the eco-philosophical aspects of the ethics of becoming, with reference to the project of nomadic subjectivity and sustainability. Nomadic philosophy mobilises one's affectivity and enacts the desire for in-depth transformations in the status of the kind of subjects we have become. Thus, nomadic ethics is not about a master theory, but rather about multiple micro-political modes of daily activism. As we shall see, it is essential to put the ‘active’ back into activism. This chapter suggests that the ethics of becoming is a way of not taking life for granted, while praising the radical immanence of subjects: it proposes becoming-imperceptible as transcendental empiricism.

Keywords:   ethics of becoming, nomadic subjectivity, nomadic philosophy, nomadic ethics, daily activism, radical immanence, becoming-imperceptible, transcendental empiricism

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