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by d63
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

Re: Dear Diary Moments:

Dear Diary Moment 9/10/2020: Reading Philosophy Now’s recent tribute to Iris Murdoch, I am reminded that I eventually need to break from my holy triad of Deleuze, Rorty, and Žižek and read some of the more modern stuff. Granted, Murdoch died in 1999 –before Rorty I believe. But still, I do need to e...
by d63
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/29/2020: Two things that have come together in this particular immersion in the Anti-Oedipus: For one, for the last 20+ years I’ve been doing a lot of writing (30+ if you count poetry). And along the way, I have managed to develop a kind of sensitivity to writing styles. For inst...
by d63
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/27/2020: As painful as it has been (mainly due to how low it has gone on –that is when I have other things to do), I feel like this is particular immersion in the Anti-Oedipus has been particularly productive. I feel like I've been making breakthroughs. At the same time, I feel l...
by d63
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/23/2020: I have come to appreciate the import of Deleuze and Guattari’s materialism in the Anti-Oedipus in terms of its Marxist lean against Capitalism. It is, of course, rooted in French tradition via the haunting presence of Bergson. But that does not undermine the revolutionar...
by d63
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/21/2020: I’ve been listening to audio book for David Harvey’s A Brief History of Neo-Liberalism. And Harvey brought up, yet again, something I’ve thought for some time now, have had it confirmed by numerous other established thinkers, and that I have brought up multiple times on ...
by d63
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/20/2020: “The fact that there is massive social repression that has enormous effect on desiring-production in no way vitiates our principle: desire produces reality, or stated another way, is one and the same thing as social production. It is not possible to attribute a special f...
by d63
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/17/2020: As I broach 200th page of the Anti-Oedipus, I have to make an admission: the book is completely impenetrable to me and will remain so to my deathbed. And anything I have said about it so far is basically me just scratching at the surface and turning it to my own uses. I ...
by d63
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/14/2020: Today I felt kind of burnt out (one of those Sartrean “Today: nothing: existed” kind of days (and couldn’t seem to rev up my edge. So all I have to offer is an amusing anecdote. I was at the “library” drinking my usual Rumple and Jager on ice and mini of Busch Lite (Oh m...
by d63
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/13/2020: Just started on a second run through the audio book of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. And to give a summary, it’s about Milton Friedman's argument that FreeMarketFundamentalism (a.k.a. Neo-liberalism ( can never be implemented through ...
by d63
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/6/2020: One of the main fallbacks I tend to turn to with high theory such as D&G’s Anti-Oedipus or Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus Papers (which I just finished today: I start on the actual text tomorrow: is just letting it flow through me and seeing what catches. And sometimes this appr...
by d63
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 8/2/2020: Today, while doing my study point (at the “library” (in Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus Papers, I had a surprising moment of clarity –that is given how impenetrable Guattari’s writing seems. However, a lot of elements came together and presented me with a task that, to say the le...
by d63
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 48
Views: 12287

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“For now what is important is that the body-without-organs represents for schizoanalysis not just the locus of repression but the potential for freedom. It can be compared to a kind of tabula rasa, freeing the organism from the purely mechanical repetition of instinctual determination as well as the...
by d63
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 6/18/2020: I think one of the main log jams I’ve had as concerns Deleuze and Guatarri’s (via Artaud (Body w/o Organs (the BwO (is my failure to recognize what they meant by “body”. I failed to get it in the more expansive sense of any physical relationship between things: the allia...
by d63
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 5315

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Dear Diary Moment 6/6/2020: Just today, I started on what I hope to be a long term project focused (immersed even (in Deleuze and Guatarri’s Anti-Oedipus that I hope results in a Philosophy Now article. (About time!!!! Isn’t it?) I started with Buchanan’s reader’s guide. And already I’ve come to rec...
by d63
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 404
Views: 54891

Re: Postcards:

Guys: as concerns Trump’s suggestion that we swallow disinfectant, we need to keep one important thing in mind: THE MAN IS TROLLING US!!!!!!! And don’t get me wrong here. I’m not being condescending. I took it seriously too –at first. But I mostly got a laugh out of it in the sense that I was fooled...