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Deleuze and Sex$
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Frida Beckman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748642618

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.001.0001

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Deleuze and Selfless Sex: Undoing Kant's Copernican Revolution

Deleuze and Selfless Sex: Undoing Kant's Copernican Revolution

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(p.153) Chapter 8 Deleuze and Selfless Sex: Undoing Kant's Copernican Revolution
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Deleuze and Sex
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Jeffrey A. Bell

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.003.0009

This chapter provides a historical and political reading of the role of sexuality in Deleuze's work by situating desire and passion at the centre of thought itself. Responding to criticisms by Quentin Meillassoux and others that Deleuze fails to account for thought that is freed from its conditions, Bell links Deleuze's micropassions to thought and argues that contrary to such claims, this is exactly what provides the condition for thinking otherwise. The capacity to think, he shows through Hume and against Kant, is not dependent on a transcendental ego but rather on assemblages of micropassions. At the same time, this means that since micropassions are extended or delimited by political institutions, thinking relates to the political.

Keywords:   Kant, Hume, Meillassoux, Thought

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