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I Knew there were Kisses in the Air

Thomas Bay

in Deleuze and the Social

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620920
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0005
I Knew there were Kisses in the Air

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This chapter addresses the problem concerning Gilles Deleuze's assertion that the link between man and the world is broken and that we need reasons to believe in this world. It argues that if we consider the functioning of an economy or that capacity for subordinating the vitalities of life to its own workings, then we need we think of economy beyond the universal law of exchange. It attempts to affirm the practice of begging as the non-thought within economic thought itself, the outside that always remains to be thought, that which the economy is unable to think.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; world; man; economy; vitalities of life; universal law; begging; economic thought

Chapter.  7309 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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