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From Abstract Machines to Deleuzian Becomings

Barbara M. Kennedy

in Deleuze and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780748611348
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611348.003.0003
From Abstract Machines to Deleuzian Becomings

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This chapter discusses the importance of Gilles Deleuze's ideas in reconsidering the very act of thinking and thought itself, and explores Deleuze's ideas on thought and his description of the so-called abstract machine. It mentions Deleuze's argument that the abstract machine is a condition of existence which exceeds what is perceived through language. The chapter argues that through Deluzian ideas it is possible to present an aesthetics of sensation, whereby the cinematic experience is not necessarily one concerned with verisimilitude, subjectivity, or psychoanalytic configurations of desire, but one involving transversal and perspectival discourses.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; thinking; thought; abstract machine; language; sensation; cinematic experience; perspectival discourses

Chapter.  7515 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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