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Immanence and Micropolitics: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze

Christian Gilliam


Christian Gilliam argues that a philosophy of ‘pure’ immanence is integral to the development of an alternative understanding of ‘the political’; one that re-orients our understanding of the self toward the concept of an unconscious or ‘micropolitical’ life of desire. He argues that here, in this ‘life’, is where the power relations integral to the continuation of post-industrial capitalism are most present and most at stake. Through proving its philosophical context, lineage and political import, Gilliam ultimately justifies the conceptual necessity of immanence in understanding politics and ... More

Keywords: Ontology, Sartre, Deleuze, Immanence, Foucault, Political Philosophy, Merleau-Ponty, micropolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474417884
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Gilliam, author
Associate Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Kent