The Joy of Philosophy

Claire Colebrook

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:
The Joy of Philosophy

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This chapter investigates the sociability of philosophical thinking. It argues that the singularity of perception is what brings us into connection with the inhuman, and that this is what opens the self up to difference and becoming, and criticises the utilitarian principles operating at the heart of the contemporary world. The chapter explains that the becoming-imperceptible of thought which Gilles Deleuze's philosophical project advances resists colonising life with an anthropocentric model of thought or a utilitarian focus on ends.

Keywords: philosophical thinking; sociability; inhuman; singularity of perception; utilitarian principles; contemporary world; Gilles Deleuze; anthropocentric model

Chapter.  6311 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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