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by ala1993
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Replies: 72
Views: 28988

Re: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Thanks! I'm about to start reading the book. Do you want to set a schedule or just 'read'? I was thinking that we could start with the first part ('desiring-production'). It's only about 9 pages long - in the continuum edition - but it might be just enough to be going on with. What do you think? I t...
by ala1993
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Replies: 72
Views: 28988

Re: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Ah, I'm more familiar with Deleuze himself and not Guattari. Anyhow, next monday I'll get reading and we can get this party started.
by ala1993
Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Replies: 72
Views: 28988

Re: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Grand! If you're not familiar with Deleuze you could also try Claire Colebrook's introduction and Keith Ansell-Pearson's book 'Viroid Life'.
by ala1993
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Replies: 72
Views: 28988

Re: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Ok. It'll start next week as I have a research outline to finish for the weekend. Meanwhile, try reading 'A User's Guide to Capitalism & Schizophrenia' by Brian Massumi (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Users-Guide-Capitalism-Schizophrenia-Deviations/dp/0262631431/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280153073&sr...
by ala1993
Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy videos
Replies: 104
Views: 45550

Re: Philosophy videos

referring to Psychonaut's comments about psychiatry: Foucault's 'History of Madness' and 'Birth of the Clinic' should be enough for anyone to become suspicious of the discipline. No Scientology material is required!
by ala1993
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Replies: 72
Views: 28988

Re: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Hi Joseph - I'm about to start reading Anti-Oedipus for my DPhil research so would be happy to discuss it with you.
by ala1993
Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Who won the Vietnam war?
Replies: 40
Views: 10351

Re: Who won the Vietnam war?

It's interesting that we speak about war using the language of competitive sport. I think that we need to find other ways to talk about it (or, if those ways exist - and they probably do - we need to use them instead). Either this or we include 'war' as simply a type of sport. When a war is 'won' it...
by ala1993
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault
Replies: 15
Views: 9670

Re: Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

Interesting ideas, but I think that we can go into more detail. For example, I think that your post has overlooked two important aspects of DP. The most important of these is the complicated manner in which 'power' and 'knowledge' are bound together (in fact, Foucault spent many interviews and essay...
by ala1993
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault
Replies: 15
Views: 9670

Re: Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

You wanted to know about my specific interests regarding Foucault. I'm currently reading through 'Fearless Speech' on the topic of Parrhesia (I've just started a doctorate degree and it's my jumping off point); I also wrote my undergraduate dissertation on the subject as presented in Order of Things...
by ala1993
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 163051

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

Hi nameless - it's probably better, when you're attacking someone's alleged use of ad hominem moves, not to use them yourself. Just saying.
by ala1993
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 163051

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

I have for a time been sympathic to the Atheist claim of believing in something close to science This implies that you do not think that atheists 'believe' in science (or, more likely, that what they 'believe' to be science is something else). What do you understand by 'science' in this context? It...
by ala1993
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: The Feminization of Mankind
Replies: 136
Views: 38688

Re: The Feminization of Mankind

Satyr, you're so funny!
by ala1993
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: The Feminization of Mankind
Replies: 136
Views: 38688

Re: The Feminization of Mankind

Satyr wrote:
...blah blah blah n***** blah blah blah feminization blah blah blah dumb fuckin' n***** blah blah blah fag blah blah blah
and we laughed and laughed and laughed.
by ala1993
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Here to serve the Master
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Here to serve the Master

Mind what you say.
by ala1993
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm new, and I come bearing a question.
Replies: 21
Views: 5785

Re: I'm new, and I come bearing a question.

Is symbolic logic anything more than a shorthand for philosophical argumentation? My undergraduate philosophy degree concentrated on showing us different kinds of criticism and argument, ranging from the analytic (logic, language) to the empirical (scientific) to 20th century methods such as psychoa...