A Deleuzian Century? by Ian Buchanan (ed.)

By Ian Buchanan (ed.)

Individuals: Jerry Aline Flieger, Fredric Jameson, Eugene Holland, Manuel DeLanda, John Mullarky

Michel Foucault’s advice that this century could develop into often called “Deleuzian” used to be thought of by way of Gilles Deleuze himself to be a shaggy dog story “meant to make those who like us snicker, and make every body else livid.” even if critical or no longer, Foucault’s prediction has had sufficient of an influence to elevate trouble concerning the capability “deification” of this significantly influential French thinker. trying to counter such developments towards hagiography—not unknown, rather considering the fact that Deleuze’s death—Ian Buchanan has assembled a set of essays that represent a severe and targeted engagement with Deleuze and his work.
initially released as a distinct factor of South Atlantic Quarterly (Summer 1997), this quantity comprises essays from the most sought after American, Australian, British, and French students and translators of Deleuze’s writing. those essays, starting from movie, tv, paintings, and literature to philosophy, psychoanalysis, geology, and cultural reports, mirror the large pursuits of Deleuze himself. supplying either an creation and critique of Deleuze, this quantity will have interaction these readers attracted to literary and cultural thought, philosophy, and the way forward for these parts of analysis within which Deleuze worked.

Contributors. Ronald Bogue, Ian Buchanan, André Pierre Colombat, Tom Conley, Manuel DeLanda, Tessa Dwyer, Jerry Aline Flieger, Eugene Holland, Fredric Jameson, Jean-Clet Martin, John Mullarkey, D. N. Rodowick, Horst Ruthrof, Charles J. Stivale

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N. Rodowick reality which must yet be invented. What calls for thinking, then, has the most complex and profound relationship to time. According to Deleuze, To think the past against the present, to resist the present, not for a return but "in favor, 1 hope, of a time to corne" (Nietzsche): this means making the past active and present to the outside, in order, finaIly, for sornething new to happen, and for thinking always to happen in thought [pour qu'arrive enfin quelque chose de nouveau, pour que penser, toujours, arrive à la pensée].

If the rnission of the One lies in subordinating illusory pairs, doubles, oppositions of aIl kinds, then it turns out that we are still in dualism, for the task is conceived as the working through of the opposition-the dualism- between dualism and monism. The One may overcome the Two, but it also produces it: it rnay then counterattack from the other end of the series and seek to undermine the Dual by the Multiple, or by Multiplicity itself-many multiplicities (one, two, three ... many Vietnams) as opposed to the One of the Multiple itself.

But the Hjelmslev model intervenes precisely here, in the fact that both the work of the blacksmith and the functioning of the nomadic war machine have their specific externality; that is to say, both are defined in an essential relationship to an element, a raw material, a geographical context. Thus while each is the form-term of their specifie planes of content and expression, each also has a substance-term. The substance pole of the metallurgist lies, then, in rnetal itself, as the very epitome of the phylum, the flux of matter as such; the substance-term of the war rnachine is smooth space as such (extrapolated then into de sert or ocean, and governed by a move- Marxism and Dualism 29 ment distinct frorn movement frorn point to point, which Deleuze characterizes as turbulence-vortices, whirlpools, eddies-a swirling which is an event and not a line drawn from place to place).

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