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Toward a post-identity philosophy: along a flight line with Gilles Deleuze?

By Cécile Voisset-Veysseyre | this article is available in pdf

A Thousand Plateaus (1980) has been the beginning of a beautiful thinking on becoming; Deleuze and Guattari created the concept of deterritorialization which corresponds to Melville’s “outlandish” and announces a turning-point in philosophical modern practice as it appears in What is Philosophy? (1991) where the ancient – Greek – logic is criticized in regard to such a practice. In France, the change of logic was already at stake with Jacques Lacan in The Seminar (1956-1957) and with Jacques Derrida in The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond (1980); in Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1985), Gilles Deleuze claimed the invention of “a new logic.” Taken in context, the notion of becoming challenges the traditional logic with the subject and its attributes as well as its correlated object; the logical notion of identity is questionable. [This article is available in pdf.]

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