Why wasn’t capitalism born in China?: Deleuze and the philosophy of non-events

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Lundy, C;
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In this paper, I will address Deleuze and Guattari’s consideration of capitalism’s aborted birth in China by approaching the problematic from within their philosophy of history. To begin with, I will set out Deleuze and Guattari’s immediate answer, canvassing their mach... View more
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    29 Friedrich Nietzsche, “On the uses and disadvantages of a history for life”, in Untimely Meditations, trans. R. J. Hollingdale, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983, p. 60.

    30 Friedrich Nietzsche, “On the Utility and Liability of History for Life”, in Unfashionable Observations, trans. Richard T. Gray. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995. As it happens, Deleuze fails to include the first half of this quote every time that he references it (see Difference and Repetition, p. xxi, Nietzsche and Philosophy p. 107, The Logic of Sense p. 265, and Two Regimes of Madness p. 346). For more on the significance of this, see Craig Lundy, “Deleuze's Untimely: Uses and Abuses in the Appropriation of Nietzsche”, in Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds), Deleuze and History. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 188-205.

    31 Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, p. 194.

    32 Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, p. 193.

    33 Gilles Deleuze, The Logic of Sense, ed. Constantin V. Boundas, trans. Mark Lester with Charles Stivale (London: Continuum, 1990), pp. 1-2.

    35 Henri Bergson, Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics, trans. Mabelle L. Andison (Mineola, NY: Dover, 2007), p. 82.

    37 Gilles Deleuze, Foucault, trans. Sean Hand (London and New York: Continuum, 1999), pp. 21-22.

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