Deleuze suggests that his work grounds a new conception of the Other–the Other as expression of a possible world, as a structure that precedes any subsequent dialectical mediation, including the master-slave dialectic of social relations. I will argue, however, that the ethico-political injunction that Deleuze derives from his analysis of the 'other-structure' confronts a different problem. It commits Deleuze to either tacitly prescribing a romantic morality of difference that valorizes expressive encounters without 'relations of explication' and any kind of pre-understanding (embodied or otherwise), or his continual flirtations with a mystical 'going beyond' the other-structure must be more than mere flirtations.
"Deleuze’s Other-Structure: Beyond the Master-Slave Dialectic, but at What Cost?,"
Symposium (Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy / Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale):
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/symposium/vol12/iss1/6