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Now, according to Jameson, the synchronic turn was structuralism’s most radical advance, and ultimately the source of its rapid exhaustion too, so we should expect that Deleuze will somehow have modified structuralism’s enabling premise.

This project can thus be seen to turn on the conversion of inadequate ideas passions into adequate ones desire. Up to this point Deleuze is in agreement with Freud, he even follows a similar procedure in his own work of using error and nonsense to recover the logic of sense and meaning, and he most certainly adheres to the notion of the unconscious 5 as uncoded flow desire.

So our definition of a concept must also be our definition of thinking itself as a process, in its philosophical mtea at least. This something else is its precondition, deleuziwm must therefore be logically prior, but in Deleuze’s formulation is 35 never succeeded as such, never cancelled out and dispensed with. On this view, the exclusive mode of the connective synthesis is explicitly cast an illegitimate use of the process.

As the example of Spinozism teaches, this means it attributes 82 causality from the perspective of univocity.

Deleuzism: A Metacommentary

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: From this angle, the problem Deleuze engineers for himself as his starting point seems practically insurmountable. Deluzism is a work that should engage all those with an interest in the 20th century’s metx radical and original philosopher.

The Method in his Madness 53 49 changing the structure of the whole. Our dreams convince us that that is so.


Deleuze’s unvarnished admiration for this percept can be seen in the fact that he makes it his own, which is to say Deleuze does not only recite it from time to time, either to have us savour its ludic wisdom, or to exploit its talismanic appeal, he actually builds his entire hermeneutic programme around it. Yet, as Mega have suggested all along, this very resistance should be read as rhetorical, or strategic w Derrida put it.

Other editions – View all Deleuzism: Contrary to what has become something of a convention in Deleuze studies, I do not give primacy to Deleuze’s conceptual persona, as do Ansell PearsonBrusseauand Stivalebut rather to his project, for the very good reason that in Deleuze’s own reading of philosophers, the elaboration of their conceptual persona is always a function, that is to say a derivative, of their project as he identifies it. What it permits us to see commentaryy the distinction between a life itself which is stylised, and a work infused with the used-up contents of a life.

Deleuze and Guattari However, at the moment of performance a grand reversal occurs. The subject is able to become-other to the extent they are released from the constraints of ego and subjectivity and enfolded into a larger, though not necessarily higher order. So long as a continuity between a sequence of events, in this case a chain of concepts, or ideas, can be established then history still has something to say.

Deleuzism: A Metacommentary by Ian Buchanan

It does, however, strike a productive chord with one of Spinoza’s key, critical binaries, namely the crucial relationship between adequate and inadequate ideas. For what does it mean to say that Freud discovered Oedipus in his own self-analysis?

Thus, as Hardt has suggested, it is better to think of Deleuze as post-Kantian than post-Hegelian because his strategy of circumventing Hegel involves a return to and a development of Kant.

Concepts and problems have a coadaptive, symbiotic relationship in Deleuze’s thought that is best apprehended in ethological terms: It interposes a whole new level mediation, which I have characterised as a shifting of goal posts so as to preserve a sense of flatness and not create a hierarchy of levels where there isn’t one. His practice was rather more Borgesian, or Menardist, than this strict notion 11 of genealogy would allow.


How can an externalisation be conceived as an inward fold, when surely that must imply internalisation? The third type of mera, which may be called the subjective break, yields the subject as residuum, who then exists alongside the machine itself, functioning as a part 67 adjacent to it like disposable income. The three syntheses are prefigured there. In fact, most would go so far as to insist that a theatre is only so much empty space until it is performed in, the implication being that it is practice that is the ultimate precondition of material, not the other way round.

One cannot ignore them, of course, Deleuze says, but neither should one make a fetish of them either. Living in the rebuke that the thing is not identical with the concept is the concept’s longing to become identical with the thing.

Concepts, Deleuze insists, do nothing more than survey their compo- nents at infinite speed; what is more, they do not get s up in the state 70 of affairs in which they are effectuated. These levels are real, not arbitrary, because of the way contractions even habits have to be contracted can become so ingrained that they slip from view, becoming a part of the apparatus itself, whether that be the body or com,entary mind.

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Joanna rated it really liked it Jul 07, Undoubtedly, part of the problem French philosophers had with Hegel was as Deleuzosm has astutely pointed out his symbolic stature, albeit mistaken, as the philo- 6 sopher of closure, of totalisation felt as totalitarianism.

Maxwell marked it as to-read Sep 06, TV, Deleuze and Guattari argue, is the ultimate privatisation of the public. No trivia or quizzes yet.