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Gilles Deleuze's Political Posture

Jérémie Valentin

in Deleuze and Philosophy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624799
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652396 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624799.003.0012
Gilles Deleuze's Political Posture

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This chapter explores the politics in the works of Gilles Deleuze. There is no political treatise nor political programme in Deleuze's work and his political orientation is very basic. However, in his Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Deleuze and his co-author Félix Guattari dealt with political themes. The question of fascism is analysed in it and a universal vision of history is proposed. The same pre-occupations characterise A Thousand Plateaus, where these notions are revised and corrected.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; politics; political orientation; Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia; Félix Guattari; fascism; history; A Thousand Plateaus

Chapter.  7476 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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