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Thomas Nail
University of Denver
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    What is an Assemblage?Thomas Nail - 2017 - Substance 46 (1):21-37.
    The concept of assemblage plays a crucial role in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. In a 1980 interview with Catherine Clément, Deleuze describes their invention of the concept of the assemblage as the “general logic” at work in A Thousand Plateaus. However, despite its thirty years of influence on political theory, this “general logic of the assemblage” still remains obscured by the fact that Deleuze and Guattari never formalized it as a theory per se, but largely used (...)
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  2. The Figure of the Migrant.Thomas Nail - 2015 - Stanford: Stanford University Press.
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    Expression, Immanence and Constructivism: 'Spinozism' and Gilles Deleuze.Thomas Nail - 2008 - Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 2 (2):201-219.
    This paper is an attempt to explicate the relationship between Spinozist expressionism and philosophical constructivism in Deleuze's work through the concept of immanent causality. Deleuze finds in Spinoza a philosophy of immanent causality used to solve the problem of the relation between substance, attribute and mode as an expression of substance. But, when he proceeds to take up this notion of immanent causality found in Spinoza in Difference and Repetition, Deleuze instead inverts it into a modal one such that the (...)
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    Introduction to Foucault Studies (April 2014), Special Issue on Foucault and Deleuze.Nicolae Morar, Thomas Nail & Daniel W. Smith - 2014 - Foucault Studies 17:4-10.
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    The Crossroads of Power: Michel Foucault and the US/Mexico Border Wall.Thomas Nail - 2013 - Foucault Studies 15:110-128.
    This paper draws on the work of Michel Foucault in order to analyze the constellation of political strategies and power at the US/Mexico border wall. These strategies, however, are incredibly diverse and often directly antagonistic of one another. Thus, this paper argues that in order to make sense of the seemingly multiple and contradictory political strategies deployed in the operation of the US/Mexico border wall, we have to understand the coexistence and intertwinement of at least three distinct types of power (...)
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    François Dosse , Gilles Deleuze Et Félix Guattari: Biographie Croisée (Paris: Éditions la Découverte, 2007), Translated as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Intersecting Lives (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010). [REVIEW]Thomas Nail - 2012 - Foucault Studies 14:218-222.
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    Violence at the Borders: Nomadic Solidarity and Non-Status Migrant Resistance.Thomas Nail - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review 15 (1):241-257.
    This paper argues that borders and violence against migrants no longer takes place exclusively at the geographical space between two sovereign territories. Instead border violence today has become much more normalized and diffused into society itself. An entire privatized industry now capitalizes on the cycle of transporting, incarcerating, hiring, and releasing non-status migrants. Similarly, however, resistance to this violence is also shifting from the older confrontation with sovereignty and the demands for rights to the larger aim of making the non-status (...)
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    The Nomadic Proletariat in Advance.Thomas Nail - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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    The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen After 9/11.Thomas Nail - forthcoming - Contemporary Political Theory:1-4.
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    A Post-Neoliberal Ecopolitics? Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo.Thomas Nail - 2010 - Philosophy Today 54 (2):179-190.
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    Deleuze, Occupy, and the Actuality of Revolution.Thomas Nail - forthcoming - Theory and Event 16 (1).
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    Alain Badiou and the Sans-Papiers.Thomas Nail - 2015 - Angelaki 20 (4):109-130.
    The rising number of non-status migrants is one of the central political issues of our time. This essay argues that if we want to understand the political and philosophical importance of this phenomenon, the contributions of Alain Badiou, his militant group L'Organisation politique, and the struggle of the sans-papiers movement in France are absolutely crucial. This is the case because, I will argue, Badiou, the OP, and the sans-papiers created a new kind of migrant justice struggle in the mid-1990s that (...)
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    Migrant Cosmopolitanism.Thomas Nail - 2014 - Public Affairs Quarterly 29 (2):187–199.
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    Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text. [REVIEW]Thomas Nail - 2006 - Environmental Philosophy 3 (2):64-66.
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    "History and Event in Alain Badiou", by Quentin Meillassoux, Translated by Thomas Nail.Thomas Nail - 2011 - Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy 12:1–11.
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    Zapatismo and the Global Origins of Occupy.Thomas Nail - 2013 - Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 12 (3):20-35.
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    Pierre Klossowski, Living Currency.Nicolae Morar, Thomas Nail & Daniel W. Smith (eds.) - 2017 - Bloomsbury.
  18. Being and Motion.Thomas Nail - 2019 - Oup Usa.
    More than at any other time in human history, we live in an age defined by movement and mobility; and yet, we lack a single contemporary ontology which takes this seriously as a starting point for philosophy. Being and Motion sets out to remedy this lacuna in contemporary thought by providing a historical ontology of our present: an ontology of movement.
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  19. Constructivism and the Future Anterior of Radical Politics.Thomas Nail - 2010 - Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 1:73–94.
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    Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo.Thomas Nail - 2012 - Edinburgh University Press.
    Introduction We have to try and think a little about the meaning of revolution. This term is now so broken and worn out, and has been dragged through so many places, that it's necessary to go back to a basic, albeit elementary, definition.
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  21. Theory of the Image.Thomas Nail - 2019 - Oup Usa.
    Theory of the Image offers a new and systematic philosophy of art and aesthetics from the perspective of movement.
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    Gilles Deleuze and Metaphysics.Arnauld Villani, Alberto Anelli, Rocco Gangle, Sjoerd van Tuinen, Joshua Ramey, Daniel Whistler, Adrian Switzer, Gregory Kalyniuk, Thomas Nail & Mary Beth Mader - 2014 - Lexington Books.
    This collection examines an aspect of Gilles Deleuze’s thought that has largely been neglected; whether or not Deleuze was a metaphysician. Answering this question may reveal the problematic nature of so-called postmodernism and the critique it leveled at the first philosophy, and it may help readers to better understand philosophy’s fate.
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