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This accessible book examines critically the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, clarifying the ideas of these two notoriously difficult thinkers without over-simplifying them. Divided into three sections - Knowledge, Power, and Liberation of Desire - the book provides a systematic account of the intellectual context as well as an exhaustive analysis of the key themes informing Deleuze and Guattari's work. It provides the framework for reading the important and influential study Capitalism and Schizophrenia and, with the needs of students in mind, explains the key concepts in Deleuze and Guattari's discussion of philosophy, art and politics. Definitive and incisive, the book will be invaluable in situating the philosop


Deleuze's empiricism, following Hume, remains sceptical about the possibility of knowledge. For although one may construct models of the world, the scientific tests that one may devise to assess these models are themselves constructions of thought that cannot ultimately be tested in the same way. Instead of concerning itself with procedures of verification, Deleuze's brand of empiricism explores the genesis of thought itself in terms of the intensities, codes, territories, becomings, and machines at work in the thinker. Thought is no longer assessed as a cultural product that can be communicated, exchanged, or marketed independently of its conditions of production – each thought bears its own psychosocial and ethicopolitical implications by virtue of how it is produced and what it subsequently produces. Furthermore, Deleuze ...

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