Extinction, deterritorialisation and end times: Peak deleuze

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Abstract

Have we reached what Alexander Galloway dismissively refers to as ‘peak Deleuze’? In this essay, I argue that the arrival at end times – with the sense of mass extinction and philosophy’s exhaustion – is indeed a moment of ‘peak Deleuze’, but that this gesture of exhaustion is already implicit in A Thousand Plateaus. Recognising the limits and seduction of a text is never as easy as it seems; every attempt to break up with Deleuze and Guattari, though necessary, is fraught with a whole series of difficulties that were already visible in A Thousand Plateaus’s own relation to its outside.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-348
Number of pages22
JournalDeleuze and Guattari Studies
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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