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Introduction: Deleuze and New Technology

David Savat

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748633364
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652600 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.003.0001
Introduction: Deleuze and New Technology

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the relevance of Gilles Deleuze's philosophy for digital technology and biotechnology. The book is organised into two parts. The first part focuses on Deleuze's idea of the societies of control and the politics surrounding new technologies, including possible strategies to resist new techniques of control enabled by those technologies. The second part discusses the ideas of Deleuze and Félix Guattari about becoming-minor, and their suggestion that we should not fear technology in any struggle against political oppression.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; philosophy; digital technology; biotechnology; societies of control; politics; Félix Guattari; political oppression

Chapter.  5010 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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