In Utopies et devenirs deleuziens (Utopias and Deleuzian becomings), Philippe Mengue reflects on the complex and sometimes problematic relationship between the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the concept of utopia. As argued by Mengue, Deleuze's position on utopia is distinctive and can bring interesting insights into contemporary discussions on both philosophy and utopias. While Mengue is not a specialist of utopias, he certainly presents a respectable expertise on Deleuze and his thought, making this book an original contribution to the field. Mengue's project emanates from lectures given at L'Université Populaire d'Avignon in 2008. Utopies et devenirs deleuziens targets a rather wide audience of specialists and nonspecialists alike, providing that the reader possesses the ability to read French.

The book is divided into six chapters. After briefly introducing the notion of utopia and considering its necessity, Mengue delves into Deleuze's complex system of thought, and through tracing Deleuze's philosophical influences, he...

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