A Thousand Plateaus is the second part of Deleuze and Guattari's landmark philosophical project, Capitalism and Schizophrenia - a project that still sets the terms of contemporary philosophical debate. Written over a seven year period, A Thousand Plateaus provides a compelling analysis of social phenomena and offers fresh alternatives for thinking about philosophy and culture. Its radical perspective provides a toolbox for 'nomadic thought' and has had a galvanizing influence on today's anti-capitalist movement.
Gilles Deleuze was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII.
Felix Guattari (1930-1992) was a French psychoanalyst, philosopher, social theorist and radical activist. He is best known for his collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze.
Translator's Foreword: Pleasures of Philosophy
Notes on the Translation and Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: Rhizome
2. 1914: One or Several Wolves?
3. 10,000 BC: The Geology of Morals (Who Does the Earth Think It Is?)
4. November 20th, 1923: Postulates of Linguistics
5. 587BC-AD70: On Several Regimes of Signs
6. November 28th, 1947: How Do You Make Yourself a Body Without Organs?
7. Year Zero: Faciality
8. 1874: Three Novellas, or "What Happened?"
9. 1933: Micropolitics and Segmentarity
10. 1730: Becoming Intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming Imperceptible...
11. 1837: Of the Refrain
12. 1227: Treatise on Nomadology - The War Machine
13. 7000BC: Apparatus of Capture
14. 1440: The Smooth and the Striated
15. Conclusion: Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines Notes
List of Illustrations