Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus : A Critical Introduction and Guide Paperback
by Brent Adkins
Offera a guide to Deleuze and Guattari's masterwork, A Thousand Plateaus.
The sheer volume and complexity of Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus can be daunting.
What is a rhizome? What is a war machine? What is a body without organs? Brent Adkins demonstrates that all the questions raised by A Thousand Plateaus are in service to Deleuze and Guattari's radical reconstruction of the methods and aims of philosophy itself.
To achieve this, Adkins demonstrates that the crucial term for understanding A Thousand Plateaus is 'assemblage.' He links each plateau with a particular type of assemblage - social, political, linguistic - as he guides you through this difficult test.
It explains all the major terms found in A Thousand Plateaus in clear language; each chapter corresponds to a 'plateau' for ease of reference and provides a singular interpretation of the work in terms of assemblages and connecting that interpretation with traditional and contemporary debates within philosophy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date: 18/05/2015
- Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780748686469
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