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Animal becomings

Animal becomings

Urpeth, James (2004) Animal becomings. In: Atterton, Peter and Calarco, Matthew, (eds.) Animal Philosophy. Continuum Publishing, London / New York, pp. 101-110. ISBN 9780826464132 (hbk), 9780826464149 (pbk)

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This article provides a commentary and general introduction to the texts (selected by Jim Urpeth)included in the Deleuze and Guattari section of the "Animal Philosophy" collection. An account of the ontological and logical meaning of the notion of 'becoming-x' in the thought of Deleuze and Guattari is offered with particular focus on its development in their texts "A Thousand Plateaus" and "Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature". The wider theme of 'non-reductive materialism' is discussed and the argument pursued that the notion of 'becoming-animal' is non-mimetic and does not promote a 'return to nature'.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Second part of Chapter Six: Deleuze and Guattari. [2] Variations on title of book - Animal Philosophy: Essential readings in continental thought (hardback), Animal Philosophy: ethics and identity (paperback).
Uncontrolled Keywords: becoming, ontology, Deleuze and Guattari, 'becoming-animal', materialism
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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