Dark Deleuze, Now Available

Very interesting take on Deleuze. Many critiques of Deleuze presuppose a superficial one-sided view of positivity and affirmation. Another misreading would have it that Deleuze and Guattari’s thought is homologous with capitalism, and so incapable of combating it. A third misreading, promulgated by the Laruelleans, indicts Deleuze for remaining inside the oppositions set up by the Enlightenment, and of being stuck inside philosophical closure even when he tries to critique it and to go outside. Andrew Culp’s book is essential to give a more complete idea of Deleuze’s work and to understand why it’s critical force is still pertinent to our current condition.

Anarchist Without Content

dark deleuze
Dark Deleuze is now available in print and ebook. It is currently available via Amazon http://amzn.com/1517901332 and will be in bookstores soon.
French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is known as a thinker of creation, joyous affirmation, and rhizomatic assemblages. In this short book, Andrew Culp polemically argues that this once-radical canon of joy has lost its resistance to the present. Concepts created to defeat capitalism have been recycled into business mantras that joyously affirm “Power is vertical; potential is horizontal!” Culp recovers the Deleuze’s forgotten negativity. He unsettles the prevailing interpretation through an underground network of references to conspiracy, cruelty, the terror of the outside, and the shame of being human. Ultimately, he rekindles opposition to what is intolerable about this world.

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