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Nomad CitizenshipFree-Market Communism and the Slow-Motion General Strike$
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Eugene W. Holland

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816666126

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816666126.001.0001

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From Political Philosophy to Affirmative Nomadology

From Political Philosophy to Affirmative Nomadology

(p.1) Chapter One From Political Philosophy to Affirmative Nomadology
Nomad Citizenship

Eugene W. Holland

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter initially examines how concepts are created in and by political philosophy through an analysis of why concept creation occurs and of the conditions under which it becomes political. Philosophy basically creates concepts in response to internal as well as external problems; in case of an external problem, philosophy is applied within its real-world setting, resulting into political philosophy. The latter part of the chapter is concerned with the concept of nomadism developed by Deleuze and Guattari in the “Treatise on Nomadology” and the principles of nomadology itself, including nomad science, music, and affirmative nomadology.

Keywords:   political philosophy, nomadism, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Treatise on Nomadology, nomad science, nomad music, affirmative nomadology

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