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

Lundy, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-6087-1161, 2013. Why wasn’t capitalism born in China?: Deleuze and the philosophy of non-events. Theory and Event, 16 (3). ISSN 2572-6633

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Abstract

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 machinic ontology and the significance that they place on immanence to the emergence of capitalism. In doing so, the question of history and historical interpretation will be raised. Following, I will investigate the status of such questions and inquire as to why Deleuze and Guattari ontinually pose them. From this analysis I will suggest that a critical philosophy of non-events can be found in Deleuze and Guattari’s work that is related to but distinct from their philosophy of the Event.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Theory and Event
Creators: Lundy, C.
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: September 2013
Volume: 16
Number: 3
ISSN: 2572-6633
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Dec 2016 16:40
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 14:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29466

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