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Foucault and Deleuze on acid

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780719055980
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700921 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.003.0007
Foucault and Deleuze on acid

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This chapter examines the dialogue on the subject of drugs, madness and philosophy that can be traced in several texts by Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. It addresses the question of the relationship between drugs, literary art, artistic life and the processes of theorising itself in the context of their own intellectual movements away from the humanistic modernity. The chapter considers how drugs and drug effects may be considered to figure in their respective attempts to overcome anthropocentric modernity, and also shows that the drug effects which circulate in culture at large are related to specific materialisations of individual existence.

Keywords: drugs; madness; philosophy; Michel Foucault; Gilles Deleuze; literary art; artistic life; modernity; drug effects

Chapter.  13417 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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