Treatise on Militarism

Ian Buchanan

in Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623419
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652389 | DOI:
Treatise on Militarism

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This chapter examines contemporary militarism in the context of Gilles Deleuze's philosophy. It explains that in Deleuze and Félix Guattari's terms, militarism is always coming up against its limits and at the same time constantly repelling those limits. The chapter highlights the profound mutation in militarism which changed the meaning of war, and discusses the notion that the idea that war should be considered a logical and necessary extension of politics.

Keywords: militarism; Gilles Deleuze's philosophy; Félix Guattari; war; politics

Chapter.  10295 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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