Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 08:14:43 No. 6473
There really is no easy TL;DR, he wrote about a lot of very different things. You could start with the SEP article, especially the part about his collaboration with Guattari.
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/deleuze/ >I am too brainlet to actually read them
Just do it, anon. Deleuze himself said that you should jump right into Anti-Oedipus even if you have no background in philosophy.
>The history of philosophy has always been the agent of power in philosophy, and even in thought. It has played the repressors role: how can you think without having read Plato, Descartes, Kant and Heidegger, and so-and-so’s book about them? A formidable school of intimidation which manufactures specialists in thought – but which also makes those who stay outside conform all the more to this specialism which they despise. An image of thought called philosophy has been formed historically and it effectively stops people from thinking.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 08:18:40 No. 6474
>>6473 > Deleuze himself said that you should jump right into Anti-Oedipus even if you have no background in philosophy.
How can one man be so based? Truly the nu-Marx who wanted to arm the common man with reason against capitalist production. I need to finish AO after Vol 3.
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 04:36:24 No. 6501
Read Jon Roffe's
The Works of Gilles Deleuze I: 1953-1969
. v02 is set to come out whenever. Avoid Brian Massumi and any secondary lit derived from him as much as you can.
Anonymous 2023-02-19 (Sun) 11:12:33 No. 12418 >>6472
Recently found this podcast. Really good shit.
I love Deleuze even though I haven't read anything by him. Really interesting shit that I feel push the boundaries of thinking in a similar way that Hegel and Marx do.
Anonymous 2023-02-20 (Mon) 04:57:25 No. 12435
lecture 1 of 14
Recent political theory has shifted decidedly towards ontology, the 'science of being', and thus towards examining fundamental concepts of identity, difference, space, and time. This new focus has reinvigorated questions concerning the nature of power, meaning, truth and agency, inspiring novel approaches to individual and collective subjectivity, the emergence of political events and the relationship between desire and politics. In this new study, Nathan Widder shows how Deleuze's philosophy both inspires and presses beyond political theory's 'ontological turn'.
Linking his thought to current political theory debates, Widder explains how Deleuze's philosophy and ontology of difference are cashed out through a micropolitics of creative and critical experimentation. He further demonstrates how Deleuze challenges ideas of identity and the subject that still dominate both political thought and practice today. Connecting Deleuze to key figures in both classical and contemporary political philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Hegel, Nietzsche, Lacan, and Foucault,
Anonymous 2023-02-20 (Mon) 07:56:00 No. 12437
Just read Anti-Oedipus at the very least
Also a bunch of his seminars have been translated into English online, if you already have knowledge of some of the philosophers he discusses
Anonymous 2023-02-20 (Mon) 10:43:42 No. 12439
Thanks for sharing. (Not OP) I am currently reading Plato's dialogues since they're small and easy to digest. I'm warming up to reading. Otherwise I won't be able to finish a book.
Did you read Anti-Oedipus with any secondary reading? I find deleuze fascinating, and extremely relevant for Marxists. I might digest a few lectures while I warm up, then give AO a try.
Anonymous 2023-02-20 (Mon) 14:52:26 No. 12440
Just read Anti-Oedipus
Anonymous 2023-02-20 (Mon) 21:50:39 No. 12444
AO is one of the easiest to read. It was written for French high school graduates so about equivalent to AP or introductory freshmen Philosophy/Psychology. If you have even a little passing familiarity with the basics of Freud Nietzsche Marx Plato Aristotle Descartes Kant you don't need secondary but some joke references to 60's French literature might be kind of obscure as its kind of expected for you to be familiar with the canon.
Anonymous 2023-02-21 (Tue) 00:02:24 No. 12449
I don't trust deleuze on writing comprehensible stuff but I'll give it a try. Reading is so hard ngl.
Anonymous 2023-02-24 (Fri) 18:18:05 No. 12485 >>12483
Prerequisites: Deleuze and Guattari
The Three Ecologies (
Expressionism in Philosophy (
Nietzsche and Philosophy (
Speed and Politics (
Bunker Archaeology (
Marcel Duchamp and the Refusal of Work (
the following are available on aaaaarg.fail (use a VPN if in North America or the UK or you'll be redirected), an invite only pdf distribution network:
Order Out of Chaos
From Being to Becoming
In Catastrophic Times
Another Science is Possible
The Mass Psychology of Fascism
Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism
On the mode of existence of technical objects
Anonymous 2023-02-27 (Mon) 06:58:17 No. 12501
Why do you find reading difficult, anon?
Anonymous 2023-03-02 (Thu) 21:44:37 No. 12560
So basically you know trees? Well what if instead of a tree it was shaped like a garlic or fungus? What if the branches didn't all need to connect back to a central stalk? Okay and now instead of leaves there are words and instead of wood there is meaning. Then go cut down an actual tree and make it into paper and use it to print books filled with the words that were the leaves in the metaphorical tree. That's schizo-analysis.
Anonymous 2023-03-02 (Thu) 22:19:18 No. 12564
What am I supposed to do with this when I come up against a word that describes a complex concept? Just highlight it with a question mark and move on?
> In his magnum opus Difference and Repetition, he tries to develop a metaphysics (?) adequate to contemporary mathematics and science—a metaphysics in which the concept of multiplicity (?) replaces that of substance (?), event replaces essence (?) and virtuality (?) replaces possibility (?).
I know what words like multiplicity and substance mean, in part, because I can look up the meaning in a dictionary. But these words have deeper and more complex meanings in the practice of philosophy, do they not? Am I meant to puff my chest out and pretend like I know what they mean? Am I supposed to stop and look up the deeper meanings of each of these words as I find them? Am I meant to read so much and get so much exposure to these words that I revisit this article and finally understand what it means?
Someone described me perfectly the other day: the words simply bounce around inside my skull. It was insulting, but only because it's true. I have no idea how to systematically acquire new information that hasn't already been written in plain and simple language.
I see that AO is apparently more digestible but this is a challenge I continue to face. Should I split this out into another thread?
Anonymous 2023-03-02 (Thu) 22:35:59 No. 12565
Look it up on the intrawebs
"What did so and so mean by such and such"
do this when encountering them, or at the end of a chapter when revisiting - either way make it systematic and habitual
you'll get the hang of it
Anonymous 2023-03-03 (Fri) 15:38:13 No. 12575
why did this crackhead never cut his repulsive, mile-long nails?
Deleuze for the Desperate Anonymous 2023-03-14 (Tue) 14:08:55 No. 12624
There's a pretty cool playlist on youtube called Deleuze for the Desperate where a professor tries to give an explanation of some Deleuzean concepts, mainly from A Thousand Plateaus. Can help get your feet wet and guide your focus to read based on what ideas are most interesting or what "clicks" most with your understanding. Deleuzean "schizo" type theory is not really something you need to or "should" read in a linear manner. Approach it as it suits you and absorb the information the way the roots of a plant absorb water and nutrients from the soil.
Embedded vidrel is the first video
Anonymous 2023-03-14 (Tue) 15:30:46 No. 12626
>>12501 >Why do you find reading difficult, anon?
Short attention span. Get exasperated. I find it hard to consistently read every day or so, making a habit of it is hard.
Anonymous 2023-03-16 (Thu) 14:41:01 No. 12633
Just bought a used copy of anti-oedipus, stole a notebook and pens for notes, ready to take my first crack at this shit. will update in 24 hours with how its going.
Anonymous 2023-03-18 (Sat) 21:00:13 No. 12649
Apparently his fingers were sensitive and it hurt too much to cut them.
Anonymous 2023-03-23 (Thu) 17:12:34 No. 12659
Humma humma humma
Anonymous 2023-03-24 (Fri) 18:29:42 No. 12668
Lol. Always the dysgenic with all the opinions.
Anonymous 2023-03-24 (Fri) 18:53:56 No. 12669
Shut up idiot. Define a BwO right now before you get the right to speak
Anonymous 2023-03-24 (Fri) 19:38:09 No. 12671
fuck off with this fascist shit
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