Deleuze and Guattari's Philosophy of Freedom: Freedom’s Refrains

1st Edition

Dorothea Olkowski, Eftichis Pirovolakis

Routledge
January 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367077501 - CAT# K405874

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Summary

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.

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