[D-G] "Rousseauistic"?

Jeremy Livingston jeremy.livingston at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 11:15:12 PST 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 18:08:19 +0200, Dr Harald Wenk said:
>Deleuz and Guattari thought the unconciousness as "rousseauistic" (in
>a healthy natural state. Thre only unhealthy desire is that of suppressing
>somebody, especially your nearest.

Whoah, I don't know about that. Rousseauistic? The schizophrenic
experience, or the experience of the sorcerer/lycanthrope, is anything
but gentle meek or mild. Their use of Nietzsche is not a pose: the
unconscious is rough, cruel, transgressive, alien, freak, bestial,
cybernetic, sidereal.... This is what they think of as the "healthy
natural state". Not necessarily hateful or violent, not necessarily
sadistic, but definitely Sadean, not Rousseauvian.

They affirm that, and celebrate it. Can we? (This is not just their
challenge, but the one they've inherited from Nietzsche....)


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