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Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage$
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Graham Jones and Jon Roffe

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632992

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.001.0001

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

(p.147) 8 Karl Marx
Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage

Eugene Holland

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the influence of Karl Marx on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It explains that Deleuze's Difference and Repetition laid the groundwork for his analysis of capitalism, and that it is where he identified representation and exchange as the enemies of the difference he champions. The chapter suggests that Deleuze shared with Marx what Marxists would call a dialectical evaluation of capitalism and that what Deleuze admires most about capitalism is the ways in which the socialisation of production, the development of productive forces and the spread of the market actively promote difference.

Keywords:   Karl Marx, Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, capitalism, representation, exchange, difference, socialisation

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