Dorothea Olkowski, Eftichis Pirovolakis
January 29, 2019 Forthcoming
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This volume addresses the issue of freedom in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. This is all the more challenging in that Deleuze-Guattari almost never use the term freedom, preferring instead, the concept of the refrain. The essays collected in the volume show that freedom has been understood in a remarkably narrow sense and that in fact freedom operates as the refrain in every realm of thought and creation. The motivating approach in these essays is Deleuze-Guattari’s emphasis on the irreality of media and capitalistic sign regimes, which they perceive to have taken over even the practices of philosophy, the arts, and science. By offering a clear and engaging treatment of the underexplored issue of freedom, this volume moves the discussion of Deleuze-Guattari’s philosophy forward in ways that will appeal to researchers in Continental philosophy and a wide range of other disciplines.
Introduction: Freedom’s Refrains, Deleuze, Guattari, and Philosophy
Constantin V. Boundas
Part I: Infinite Speeds and the Machine
1. Deleuze and the Freedom of the Machines
2. Infinite Speeds and Practical Reason: A Kinematics of the Concept in What is Philosophy?
Part II: Philosophy and Language
3. Try Madness: Creation and the Crystalline Brain
4. Sense and Literality: Why There Are No Metaphors in Deleuze’s Philosophy
Daniel W. Smith
5. Who are Deleuze’s Conceptual Personae?
Part III: Beyond Politics
6. Kafka and Melville: The Same Struggle for a People to Come?
Catarina Pombo Nabais
7. Affective Politics and "Crisis": The Examples of the HIV-positive Women’s Public Denouncement and of the Refugees’ Confinement
8. Political Improvisation and "the Long March through the Institutions"
Eugene W. Holland
9. Geophilosophy and Revolution in Gilles Deleuze
Part IV: Art and Creation
10. Dismantling the Land(scape), Dismantling the Face
11. Intensive Difference and Subjectivations
Part V: Deleuze and Others
12. Pluralism = Monism: What Deleuze Learns from Nietzsche and Spinoza
13. Deleuze and Guattari’s Geodynamism and Husserl’s Geostatism:
Two Cosmological Perspectives
14. Affirmations of the False and Bifurcations of the True: Deleuze’s Dialetheic and Stoic Fatalism