Concept and Politics in Derrida and Deleuze

Paul Patton

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This paper points to significant similarities between the political orientations of Deleuze and Derrida. Derrida's appeal to a pure form of existing concepts (absolute hospitality, pure forgiveness, and so on) parallels Deleuze and Guattari's distinction between relative and absolute ‘deterritorialisation’. In each case, the absolute form of the concept is a condition of the possibility of change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-175
Number of pages19
JournalCritical Horizons
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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