Slavoj Žižek: Organs without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences

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Several decades ago, Michel Foucault predicted that the twentieth century would someday be viewed as “Deleuzian”, and this prediction has in large part come true. Since the 1990s, Deleuze has been a central reference in both continental philosophy and Anglo-American cultural studies. But from Slavoj Žižek’s perspective, the hard kernel of Deleuze’s thinking was diluted by the popular but one-sided appropriation of vaguely Deleuzian notions applied unreflectively in cultural studies, film theory, and by the anti-globalists. In Organs without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences (2004), Žižek reveals two logics — two conceptual oppositions — that structure the work of Deleuze. On the one hand, …

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Citation:
Wood, Kelsey. "Organs without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 April 2013
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