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Becoming Other: Foucault, Deleuze, and the Political Nature of Thought  

In this paper I employ the notion of the ‘thought of the outside’ as developed by Michel Foucault, in order to defend the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze against the criticisms of ‘elitism,’ ‘aristocratism,’ and ‘political indifference’—famously leveled by Alain Badiou and Peter Hallward.  First, … Continue reading

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Deleuze as Networkologist

The world is, for Deleuze, an intertwined series of layer of networks within networks. Which is not to say that Deleuze says all of this in anything like a systematic fashion. But all of this is present, if in the … Continue reading

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Deleuze, Guattari and Emergence

The concept of emergence – which I define as the (diachronic) construction of functional structures in complex systems that achieve a (synchronic) focus of systematic behaviour as they constrain the behaviour of individual components – plays a crucial role in … Continue reading

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Gilles Deleuze: The Event of Life

In his work, Deleuze argued that the sole aim of philosophy was to become “worthy of the event.” This raises the question of whether one could have a philosophy and by extension a politics adequate to the conditions of the … Continue reading

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What Is Becoming of Deleuze?

Gilles Deleuze left behind a philosophical legacy that went on to influence numerous academic disciplines: continental philosophy, cinema studies, literary theory, cultural criticism, social and political theory, LGBTQ studies, art and architecture theory, as well as the growing field of … Continue reading

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Deleuze and Research Methodologies

The methodological crisis that resulted from conservative, closed-circle orthodoxy in the field of social sciences has led us to question our toolbox of empirical research methods over the last decade. Aside from the issue of conducting quantitative and qualitative research … Continue reading

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Deleuze, Marx and Politics

A critical and provocative exploration of the political, conceptual and cultural points of resonance between Deleuze‘s minor politics and Marx‘s critique of capitalist dynamics, Deleuze, Marx and Politics is the first book to engage with Deleuze’s missing work, The Grandeur … Continue reading

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Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

In the introduction DeLanda describes this book as a presentation of Gilles Deleuze‘s metaphysics – a kind of extreme nominalism – in an analytic manner, which apparently means with loads of maths and stuff. DeLanda here draws on the realist … Continue reading

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A New Philosophy of Society – Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

DeLanda’s latest book is a provocative effort to think differently or, according to Montaigne’s formula, to ‘think ailleurs’ – to think elsewhere – that is, to engage in a topographic shift of positions so as to allow a meaningful shift … Continue reading

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Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the Total System

This paper is concerned with an aspect of Deleuze and Guattari’s thought which has not been duly analyzed: systematicity. More specifically, it deals with their conception of the system in three co-authored major works: What is Philosophy?, Anti-Oedipus and  A … Continue reading

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