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La deleuziana
A journal that desires

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La deleuziana is an online journal of philosophy that seeks to develop research paths addressed to our philosophical and social contemporaneity. It is conceived and edited by an international board. While the interest in Deleuze’s thought is one of the fundamental causes for the birth of La deleuziana and it also provides a horizon for the thematic areas of the journal, it has mainly been conceived to give voice to anyone that desires to produce thought. In this journal, the desire to produce thought takes place in spite and even in the face of the generalized crisis (an economic crisis and a crisis of sense). Some of its symptoms are: the closure of any critical or creative alternative, the dispersion of knowledges and the atomisation of researchers. Rather than representing an exclusive or privileged territory, Deleuzian thought constitutes the spirit of the journal, leading it through its journeys: in this sense, La deleuziana wants to be its deterritorialisation. In this way, the will to transpose Deleuze’s analysis and suggestions in the present proceeds together with the need to encounter other perspectives and experiment unforeseen alliances – a due for a philosophy that aims to respond with vitality to actual and future conflicts, a philosophy that doesn’t want to succumb in front of the new and to the even more pervasive power of communication, finance and control. For this reason, the term “deleuziana” is not simply an adjective that implies something exclusive or self-referential, nor does it want to be the expression of a niche, but a pretext to start a routing, to create encounters from a choice of field. At the same time, the article “la” does not pretend to express an authenticity of or an authority in Deleuzian studies, but it intends to play a role of dramatization: “la deleuziana” becomes a precise imaginary figure – even though she is always in the making. Therefore, La deleuziana is above all a figure of thought, or a conceptual character: a girl, a woman, or even a becoming-woman – of concepts, of authors, of a century that otherwise will never be Deleuzian. As a woman, La deleuziana is a response to the Jeune-Fille of capitalism, who is the commodified subjectivity through which desire is systematically addressed, that means destroyed, in favour of the algorithmic computation of behaviours. If one must dare once in life, we hope that La deleuziana would be a bit as L’anti-Œdipe of this age: l’anti-jeunefille that tries to trace a line of flight from the sad passions in which often the thought ends up.