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The Desert Island

Tom Conley

in Deleuze and Space

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748618743
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671762 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618743.003.0013
The Desert Island

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This chapter discusses the import of a piece of Deleuze's juvenilia, Causes et raisons des î les désertes (Causes and Reasons of Desert Islands), which only recently became the principle title of the first volume of his various writings assembled by David Lapoujade in L' Î le déserte et autres texts (The Desert Island and Other Writings). It underlines the significance of this early text as offering a blueprint of the central importance of spatial thought in Deleuze's entire oeuvre, up through the projects undertaken with Guattari to the immensely important observations concerning space and the structure of prehension in Le pli (The Fold).

Keywords: Deleuze; Causes and Reasons; spatial thought; space

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Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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