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Deleuze was intensely aware of the need for philosophy to take an active part in shaping and critiquing the world. Philosophy, as Deleuze saw it, engages in politics by inventing new concepts and using them as weapons against opinion, the ultimate barrier to thought. He did not specify a particular political program, nor espouse a particular political dogma. Politics for Deleuze was always a matter of experiment and invention in the search for the revolutionary path that would finally deliver us from the baleful enchantments of capitalism. Deleuze and Politics brings together some of the most important Deleuze scholars in the field today to explore and explain Deleuze's political philosophy. The essays in this volume focus on three key issues: *The ontology of Deleuze's political philosophy *The philosophical debate between Deleuze and contemporary critical theory *The application of Deleuze's political philosophy to real-world events Deleuze and Politics will be of interest to cultural studies, philosophy and politics students. Contributors include: Ian Buchanan, Claire Colebrook, Manuel DeLanda, Isabelle Garo, Eugene W. Holland, Ralf Krause, Gregg Lambert, Philippe Mengue, Paul Patton, Jason Read, Marc Rolli, Nicholas Thoburn and Janell Watson

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748632879
ISBN-10: 0748632875
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 19-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Buchanan

Ian Buchanan is Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. He is the author os A Reader's Guide to Anti-Oedipus and Deleuzism: A Metacommentary. Nicholas Thoburn is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Deleuze, Marx and Politics.

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