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Karl Marx

Eugene Holland

in Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780748632992
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652570 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0008
Karl Marx

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This chapter examines the influence of Karl Marx on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It explains that Deleuze's Difference and Repetition laid the groundwork for his analysis of capitalism, and that it is where he identified representation and exchange as the enemies of the difference he champions. The chapter suggests that Deleuze shared with Marx what Marxists would call a dialectical evaluation of capitalism and that what Deleuze admires most about capitalism is the ways in which the socialisation of production, the development of productive forces and the spread of the market actively promote difference.

Keywords: Karl Marx; Gilles Deleuze; Difference and Repetition; capitalism; representation; exchange; difference; socialisation

Chapter.  7759 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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