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RHIZOME the missing paragraph – text and translation (ii)

This post contains a translation of the second half of the « missing » paragraph of RHIZOME (first published in 1976 as a separate book). For the French text see below. TRANSLATION It is curious how the objections people make … Lire la suite

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RHIZOME (3): The Missing Paragraph Part 2 – Against Discussion

In this video I continue my discussion of the original version of Deleuze and Guattari’s RHIZOME, which was their third collaboration (after ANTI-OEDIPUS and KAFKA). RHIZOME was published as a separate book in French in 1976, four years before its … Lire la suite

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RHIZOME the missing paragraph – text and translation (i)

This post contains a translation of the first half of the « missing » paragraph of RHIZOME (first published in 1976 as a separate book). For the French text see below. TRANSLATION « We no longer talk much about psychoanalysis, however we still … Lire la suite

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RHIZOME (2): The Missing Paragraph – Psychoanalysis

In this video I continue my discussion of the original version of Deleuze and Guattari’s RHIZOME, published as a separate book in French in 1976. Here, I consider the first half of a paragraph that was omitted in the later … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE AND THE SHIP OF THESEUS (2): Autobiography of an ordinary philosopher

I consider that François Laruelle’s critique of sufficient philosophy is primarily, and in the last instance, autobiographical and endo-referential. In his dialogue with Derrida, Laruelle forbids the use of “retorsion”, i.e. criticism that replies “you too are guilty of the … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE AND THE SHIP OF THESEUS (1): torsion, retorsion

This post arises out of reflecting on two strands of argument as they play out over time in Laruelle’s texts 1) The evolution of the status of “science” in Laruelle’s work 2) Laruelle’s ways of escaping critical debate by his … Lire la suite

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Deconstructing Jan Rehmann’s NEO-LOSURDIST MARXO-ANTI-NIETZSCHEANISM (8): Deleuze, Hegel, pluralism

I do not think it is insightful to oppose Deleuze and Hegel. Deleuze was reacting against Hyppolite’s reading of Hegel: Hyppolite was one of Deleuze’s teachers and he « rhythmically beat out Hegelian triads with his fist » (DIALOGUES, 12). The result … Lire la suite

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Deconstructing Jan Rehmann’s NEO-LOSURDIST MARXO-ANTI-NIETZSCHEANISM (7): on the value (and price) of public philosophy

On Jan Rehmann’s « DECONSTRUCTING POSTMODERNIST NIETZSCHEANISM Deleuze and Foucault » For me the price analysis is central. I paid 30€ for Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS (700 pages), 39€ for Laruelle’s TETRALOGOS (600p), 29€ for Bourdieu’s MICROCOSMS (700 p), 26€ for Latour’s … Lire la suite

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Deconstructing Jan Rehmann’s NEO-LOSURDIST MARXO-ANTI-NIETZSCHEANISM (6): against the regressive/progressive sophistry

On Jan Rehmann’s « DECONSTRUCTING POSTMODERNIST NIETZSCHEANISM Deleuze and Foucault » On this blog I have been working on the debates concerning epistemological and ontological pluralism, as articulated in the recent past (Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard) in its latest developments (Badiou, Latour, Laruelle, … Lire la suite

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Deconstructing Jan Rehmann’s NEO-LOSURDIST MARXO-ANTI-NIETZSCHEANISM (5): innocence, perspectivism, and the spectre of relativism

On Jan Rehmann’s « DECONSTRUCTING POSTMODERNIST NIETZSCHEANISM Deleuze and Foucault » ARGUMENT First I consider the propaganda function inherent in the book’s publishing model, pricing, and review process. Second I examine the method of conceptual confusion, and hermeneutics of amalgam, already apparent … Lire la suite

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