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This sublime vision of collective existence persists in Deleuze’s thinking, giving it a historicity too little mentioned.
The physics of his ideas, as I will call it, is oftentimes in need of its own metaphysics, a discourse dedicated at once to presenting a new concep- tualisation of the social and creating the conditions of acceptance necessary to its uptake.
The mind destroys the external causes, the excesses, regulates the appetites and desires, and orders and links the affections of the body according to the order required by the intellect. To begin with, then, it can be stipulated that passions are affections of the body that cannot be explained by the nature of the body. Our only clue is that the concept is said to be more syneidetic than synesthetic, which is to say, it is composed more of idealities but not Ideas than figurative responses, creatively contrived thoughts standing for perceptions.
My feeling is that many such bases as these have already been amply covered and that there is little to mmeta gained from covering them again, so I have preferred to focus on those aspects of Deleuze’s work that appear to have been either neglected or somehow 19 taken for granted.
It deleuziwm an attempt to engage with his work as he himself engaged with the work of others, and, it is hoped, as much a 18 demonstration as it is an application.
Sometimes he makes jokes about it, like saying his book can be treated 12 like a record just drop the stylus anywhere and take it from there ; 13 other times dfleuzism coyly pretends it is a mere tool-kit he is offering when in fact it is closer to a new technology it being a better approximation to say transcendental empiricism is to philosophy as television is to the media industry, than, say, the relation between a hammer and carpentry, because what it does, as television once did, is create new discursive 14 possibilities ; but most of the time he is in earnest, like when he says you have vommentary take an author as a whole, and can’t allow yourself the luxury of 15 picking and choosing.
But in going along with them on this we do ourselves a profound disservice, I believe, because we neutralise one of the most effective tools we have for mobilising their work towards positive political ends and consequently fall tendentially into a paradigm of pure description of the adjectival kind. In short, we have to remind ourselves to ask what does desire do? Where to interrupt it?
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Deleuze and Guattari It is a procedure that is at once immensely forgiving, in that it doesn’t endeavour msta score points as de Certeau put itand amazingly self-assured that Nietzschean taste for saying things 17 your own way ; as such, it is both ethos and method. What all philosophers deleuziam note seem to suffer in this period is a profound feeling of not being able to say what they mean, except at a price.
We need de-oedipalising, they 41 say, in order to see what the real problems are. In view of this, we need to read his work with an eye to what he provokes in this sense he is a true utopian: Open Preview See a Problem?
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It is not freestanding because it presup- poses a plane of immanence. This technique fills the most placid works with adventure’ Borges Until then, though, it was an insistent problem, something he felt he had to address.
Borges’s stunning fantasy of writing the same book, word for word, but from scratch, and thereby enriching the original without actually copying 2 it, is taken as corroboration of Melville’s insight by Deleuze.
At this point desire as process reveals itself as a methodology.
My determination to grasp Deleuze’s oeuvre in terms of a project is thus precisely an instance of Deleuzism at work.
These prescriptions taken together give us our starting point: Our dreams convince us that that is so. But the energy that sweeps through it is divine, when it attracts to itself the entire process of commeentary and serves as its miraculate, enchanted surface, inscribing it in each and every one of its disjunctions’ Deleuze and Guattari Jameson on Jameson A Deleuzian Century?
Or, to put it another way, he constructs his solution using three syntheses that have a tendency towards concretisation the whole of Deleuze’s elaboration of a theory of virtuality can be brought back to this one, manifestly Marxist 68 point. Unfolding this two-handed philosophy will be the task of the next chapter. As the example of Spinozism teaches, this means it attributes 82 causality from the perspective of univocity. In its finished s philosophy will, it is true, assume the quality of a doctrine, but it does not lie within the power of mere thought to confer such a form.
For Deleuze’s explicit endorsement of this reading of Marx see Deleuze It is not life vividly rendered, but a new sentence electrifyingly conceived. Against this, we can measure and assess the conceptual persona as the strong or creative form.
Deleuzism: A Metacommentary
In other words, the primary fault of structuralism is its insistence on the immutability of form and the redundancy of content; in the fervour of its revolutionary impulse, it forgets the essential lesson of deluzism A Multiplanar Theory of Spatial Planning and Well, in addition to being a foundational move first definitionit delezuism also a vigorous cancellation or negation of previous philosophies second definition.
Here, Spinoza’s great intervention, his transformation of morals into ethics, which ensues from the heretical proposition that if the body wants something it must be good, is found reformulated, but intact at the heart of the revolutionary programme underpinning Deleuze’s work. So, to speak of the whole is always to speak of something extruded by the oeuvre.
There exists no affection of the body on which it is not possible to fix the sign of clarity and distinctness. It tells us right away that this book is not going to contain anything new, and that anything that appears new will in reality be a revision of an already existing idea to the extent that this is not spelled out clearly I think it is still fair to describe it as secondary revision.