Archives mensuelles : novembre 2016

LOST OCCASIONS (3): Garcia and Badiou

A similar encounter between openness and dogmatic closure can be seen in the interview between Tristan Garcia and Alain Badiou. Garcia begins by saying that of course he is a « universalist », but that all the reading he has been doing … Lire la suite

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LOST OCCASIONS (2) Schuster and Zizek

I wish to distinguish the dialectical and the ontological Zizek from the psychoanalytical Zizek. The psychoanalytical Zizek with his dogmatic Lacanianism constitutes a monstrous regression in thinking, back to pre-Deleuzian times. The dialectical and ontological Zizek contributes interesting ideas both … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE, ZIZEK, BACHELARD, JUNG: on lost occasions

The opportunity of opening and of freeing the intellectual dialogue in French Continental Philosophy was missed yet again when Laruelle stole Bachelard’s idea of a philosophy of « non » (erroneously translated as a philosophy of no) but ignored Bachelard, and when … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE’S AGON: schizophrenising Lacan

Just as Deleuze became more Nietzschean after his encounter with Guattari, one could argue that he became more « Lacanian » too. The lesson of Deleuze’s retrospective « Letter to a severe critic » is that although he took Nietzsche as an object of … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE AND DRUGS: against the marginals’ conformism

The immanent molecular and perceptive causality of desire fails in the drug-assemblage. Drug addicts continually fall back into what they wanted to escape: a segmentarity all the more rigid for being marginal, a territorialization all the more artificial for being … Lire la suite

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LACAN’S GRAPH: SEXUATION OR ANNEXATION?

Lacan’s graph of sexuation « prefigures » Deleuze and Guattari’s distinction of the different images of thought, embodying the fundamental choice between pluralism or monism, and between immanence or transcendance, after the event because it was first expounded in his seminar in … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE WITHOUT LACAN: on being wary of the « middle » Deleuze

I think that Deleuze’s earliest essays are perhaps in best continuity with the writings after the encounter with Guattari. There was a freedom there in Deleuze’s early essays that later became over-coded by his grand synthesis in DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION … Lire la suite

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