Philosophy and Control

Paul Patton

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Deleuze’s ‘Postscript on Control Societies’ is one of his most influential essays. As noted in the Introduction to this volume, it was published in French in L’autre journal, before it appeared alongside the ‘Control and Becoming’ interview with Antonio Negri in Deleuze’s Pourparlers (see Introduction, p. 1). It first appeared in English in October in 1992 before the translation of Negotiations in 1995 (Deleuze 1995a: 169–76). Both English versions have been widely cited. The influence of this short essay is further amplified by references to it in highly cited works such as those by Nikolas Rose, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (Rose 1999: 233–5; Hardt and Negri 2000: 22–3).1
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl Culture
Subtitle of host publicationFoucault and Deleuze after Discipline
EditorsFrida Beckman
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781474436786, 9781474436779
ISBN (Print)9781474436762, 9781474436755
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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