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ABADI, Florencia. Henri Michaux: animality and conscience. Aisthesis [online]. 2011, n.50, pp. 92-109. ISSN 0718-7181.

This paper examines Michaux's work from the perspective offered by Deleuze's ontology of becoming, which is partially based on the scientific theories of Simondon, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Canguilhem. The analysis focuses on the category of animality, understood here as a figure that destabilizes the concept of man as an immutable form. For this purpose, we base our argument on the concepts of «pre-individuality» (Simondon) and «anomaly» (Geoffroy, Canguilhem), and we indicate affinities and disparities between Michaux's conception of consciousness and the Deleuzean notion of «becoming-animal».

Palavras-chave : Michaux; Deleuze; animality; anomaly; consciousness.

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