Deleuze and Geophilosophy: A Guide and Glossary

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This is the first book to use complexity theory to open up the 'geophilosophy' developed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus, Anti-Oedipus and What is Philosophy?. Written by a philosopher and a geographer in a clear style, with a practical orientation and interdisciplinary focus, the Guide enables readers to grasp the basics of complexity theory (the study of self-organisation and emergence in material systems), while the Glossary eases the difficulty of applying this science to Deleuze and Guattari's often perplexing terminology. Deleuze and Geophilosophy is thoroughly pragmatic: it asks not what the earth means, but how it works. It provides a common conceptual framework within which physical and human geographers can work together alongside other social scientists, cultural studies practitioners, and philosophers in interdisciplinary teams to explore the entangled flows, lines, grids, and spaces of our world. The book will be of interest to all those working in disciplines at the intersections of culture, nature, space, and history: anthropology, art and architecture theory, communication studies, geography, Marxism and historical materialism, philosophy, postcolonial theory, urban studies, and many other disciplines. Key Features: *Explores a new aspect of Deleuzian thought - 'geophilosophy' (geography & philosophy) *The first part of the book explains the basics of complexity theory *Half of the book is a Glossary which helps readers with Deleuze and Guattari's perplexing terminology *Emphasis on 'bodies politic' in geophilosophy and complexity theory which has never before been linked in such a way