Document Type : Research Paper
Ph.D.; Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy and Ethics, University
Nowadays, perhaps more than any time before, both politicians and political philosophers are struggling with the question of minorities. The main question here, in this article, is about the historical role of minorities in the democracy project. I tend to present a new definition of the concept of minority which is mostly inspired by the political philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. This will help us rediscover various dimensions of ‘special situation’ of minorities in modern societies. According to this novel perspective, I suggest an effective alternative for defending the essential rights of minorities which replaces the identarian politics and aims to deconstruct the duality of majority/minority. In the end, by rejecting the presuppositions about the majority identity and the minority identity at the same time, we see how, with ‘becoming minority’ as its revolutionary principle, a new image of democracy will appear.