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Between Desire and PleasureA Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality$
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Frida Beckman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748645923

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.001.0001

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Folding, Individuation and the Pleasurable Body

Folding, Individuation and the Pleasurable Body

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(p.45) 3 Folding, Individuation and the Pleasurable Body
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Between Desire and Pleasure
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Frida Beckman

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.003.0004

Chapter 3 explores the possibility of building a Deleuzian notion of a pleasurable body. With the help of contemporary thinkers of sexual bodies such as Elisabeth Grosz, Luciana Parisi, Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, Deleuze’s conception of pleasure is explored against the many things that sexual bodies can be and do. In the face of his creative conceptualization of bodies, this chapter suggests, his evaluation of pleasure is stuck within a realm of presuppositions which he has otherwise done away with. His negative consideration of the orgasm is placed in conjunction with his more productive reconceptualisation of the body through philosophers such as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Gilbert Simondon. By linking contemporary theories of sex to notions such as the fold and transduction, the chapter picks up on the opportunity of thinking the pleasurable body.

Keywords:   The body, Subjectivity, Abstract sex, Technology, Reproduction, Leibniz, Simondon

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