[D-G] mona has

Sylvie Ruelle sylvieruelle at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 18 23:05:33 PST 2005

the psycho-killer is not schizophrenic but i believe a sort of bi-polar  

On Jan 18, 2005, at 4:25 PM, Chapman wrote:

> How do you distinguish, Herald,
> between the experiences of 'schizophrenics' who 'bounce back', as they  
> say,
> into their appointed roles as passive, inert, autists and the  
> revolutionary
> schizos who 'break through' and lead productive lives? My question,  
> and it
> isn't as cosmically rich as you might hope, is directed at determining  
> the
> difference between the successful schizophrenic and, for lack of a  
> better
> idea / word, the 'Psycho-Killer' : rich, smart, powerful...
> Between chapter one and four of Anti-0 there are many cultural  
> mispaths but
> the gist is pretty obvious. If you compare, Ch 1., Desiring machines to
> Ch.4, Schizoanalysis: there are good and bad schizos. The schizophrenic
> experiences you seem to valorize as paths are usually and eventually
> referred to as failures, (D&G are at infinite pains to say as much).  
> I'm not
> suggesting that D&G fail in their discussions away from  
> social/Oedipalized
> desire but rather that it appears to me that most 'Deleuzians' prefer  
> the
> dumb hat-tricks of the limp-ragged autist, broken and beat by their
> circumstance - lacking charm in their chunnering parody.
> Chris
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> Subject: Re: [D-G] mona has
> Hello,
> you dont seem to realize, that the experiences
> of schizophrenics led G&D to deny the autonmy
> of the "I"s, expressing themselves, as they have nothing other to do.
> This relates to philosophy in struggling of unity of the world,
> which is all in all very clouded and obscur, but a constant stream
> in thinking of east and west.
> In this regard, which is hardly not to be seen as very interesting
> for thinking people, pathological, especially schizophrenic experiences
> could give more solid empirical ground.
> And there is the danger to kill high forms of minds in the way as they  
> are
> treated now - which is really severe.
> That are some worthwile goals.
> Greetings
> Dr. Harald Wenk (Mathematician)
> Am Wed, 19 Jan 2005 00:21:52 +0100 schrieb James Depew  
> <spatium at gmail.com>:
>> I am not sure that understanding is the goal.  Or that there is a goal
>> at all, for that matter.  Deleuze and Guattari's background led them
>> to *express* something in a particular form.  It seems to me that they
>> tried their best to show how much the form can vary, from artists to
>> scientists to perverts and philosophers.  Life is there, they all say,
>> how do we find it?  A field of forces that takes on unlimited forms.
>> Absolutely, the writing is extremely difficult.  But the possibility
>> of connection is there.  Once you start, you can't stop.  Or, more
>> accurately, you have always been doing it.  I don't know, however, if
>> conversing about it can work.  You express yourself, I express myself.
>>  And maybe this is your point.  In order to avoid a kind of confusion
>> over what is being expressed, one has to take the time to attend,
>> intensely, to what is being expressed.  And more than that, why it is
>> being expressed, and how...
>> That means investing alot of time and energy, just like reading D&G.
>> Except, are we really going to do that for each other and for
>> ourselves.  Are we really going to take that much time to make sense
>> of what appears to be "the same old string of semicoherent slippages"?
>> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 21:47:16 +0200, Dr. Harald Wenk <hwenk at web.de>  
>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> in my experience, reading Deleuze and Gusattari is more than hard,
>>> because the needed backround is vast.
>>> To be honest, such as you are writing in this group, I doubt
>>> that there is a lot of real understanding - which in my eyes is more  
>>> due
>>> to the unneceassarily complicated presentation of D&G, which, as it  
>>> is
>>> tested by its seminars,
>>> Deleuze could do much better, clearer and understandable.
>>> The main point is in create a very complicated new code, or a lot of
>>> concepts,
>>> which are in no obvious relations with the other, also very  
>>> complicated
>>> and
>>> elaborated concepts in Philosophy - if you are so kind to have a  
>>> look at
>>> Husserl
>>> or Heidegger or original Kasnt or Hegel oe Schelling - even Spinoza  
>>> is
>>> original
>>> not easy to grasp, what had led to a lot of misinterpretations.
>>> Now, one can ask, is it worthwhile?
>>> It would be concerning the schizophrenics.
>>> Physics, as you know, has really become great, as it left with  
>>> Galilieo
>>> and
>>> Newton everyday experience - which has been code in arestotelian
>>> physics.
>>> The first law of Newton, that a moving body stays moving in a  
>>> straight
>>> line
>>> with unaltered velocity is noot everdy, this is Aristotle, where is  
>>> to
>>> be
>>> a mover for keeping the movement, otherwiese it will stop sooner
>>> (mostly)
>>> or later.
>>> Now Quantum Physics and the the theory of relativity are based on
>>> experiments and mathematical theories, which are both far away from
>>> everday
>>> experience (the Michelson Morley experiment is not everday, similar  
>>> with
>>> Plancks thermodynamical considerations of the radiation of black  
>>> bodies
>>> leading to his quantum hypothsis).
>>> This had led to the for yoe all well known state, that modern physics
>>> is not understable for non specialist - or did anyone not studied in
>>> physics
>>> or mathematics really understand the popular writings of Hawking for
>>> example - and that is not
>>> in first regard due to Hawking?
>>> But, to come back to D&G, in the theories of mind and thinking
>>> especially philosophers are not to bring about not to
>>> start from everday thinking - what do I say - speaking or writing
>>> behaviour of normal people - as for example Heidegger in zthe  
>>> preface of
>>> "Time and Being".
>>> This reminds strongly on Hegels "The way to truth is not to go in
>>> housegoat".
>>>  From the viewpoint of exploring the human mind it would be of
>>> much interest to give sophisticated interpretaion of schizophrenic
>>> experiences.
>>> As you all know,
>>>   Freud has elaborated his theories mainly the experience with  
>>> neurotics
>>> (with an overrepresentation of "hysteric" women).
>>> His tackling of psychosis canot be seriously be spoken of as  
>>> satisfying.
>>> This one of the starting points of D&G in "Anti-Oedipus".
>>> This book is, as the title and the interviews around show,
>>> more of critical value.
>>> I think, there a few people who have read this book, who didn't ask
>>> themselves -
>>> as a question of character more or less in despair - what the hell
>>> a "machine of desire" should be.
>>> This a main thing. If you mention to a professional philosopher or
>>> psychatrist
>>> the name of D&G t
>>> they will mostly show, that they didn't read or understand it.
>>> So what should a poor psychotic patient do with this?.
>>> And that doesen't work.
>>> Things in this area are complicated enough and the tendency to
>>> bring it back to normal live - "This illnes doesen't really exist" -
>>> "Ok, sometimes they dont't think at all,
>>>   sometimes they cannot controll their thoughts,
>>> sometimes they cannot stop thinking anyway - but do not we all have
>>> some times, where we have such experiences - so, it is quite normal,
>>> only the frequency
>>> is a little bit unusuall."
>>> D&G broke down almost every bridge to the
>>> rest of scientific discours and that in  very
>>> hard to understand way - affording a lot of
>>> non standard background -
>>> so that there is no real influence and
>>> working further on their grounds.
>>> But the theme of schizophrenia or psychosis
>>> or non everday experience in the human mind
>>> as a field of rersearch for philosophy or
>>> new original psychology is almost blocked by them.
>>> This is not more than regrettable, this is a catastrophe.
>>> To speak as a chess player, they have made the worst out of
>>> this variant of thinking and publishing.
>>> To calm a little bit down. In "Chaosmose" of Guattari you can find,  
>>> if
>>> you
>>> are used
>>> to the slang, a more understable presentation.
>>> Greetings
>>> Am Tue, 18 Jan 2005 07:30:25 +0000 (GMT) schrieb  
>>> verlainelefou at yahoo.com
>>> <verlainelefou at yahoo.com>:
>>>> Dearest Forest in the east is the priestof repression sounds like  
>>>> she
>>>> got yer number and its like finding the
>>>> voice in deleuze sans guattari c'est n'est pas possible.
>>>> Its all a creation and a becomings.
>>>> Dada
>>>> So this is the second deleuze-guattari list that I have joined just
>>>> intime to see it fall apart?  Not enough for a pattern...not yet
>>>> atleast.  Does anyone have a point?  I have had poems sent to my
>>>> inbox,which are interesting and could stimulate discussion; I have  
>>>> had
>>>> someincoherent free-association pass my way, which also could
>>>> beinteresting; besides that, mostly banter, oh, and someone asking
>>>> foretexts.  Do I have this straight?  People are criticizing someone
>>>> forasking for texts?  Under the pretext that it is some sort
>>>> ofhierarchically driven authority loving captialist request?   
>>>> What????
>>>> Am I missing something?  (quite possible since I have only
>>> justarrived)
>>>> Is it: promote creative conceptualisation but let's not readthe  
>>>> books
>>>> that inspired that idea because they have come to representthe
>>>> functioning of an overcoding regime?  Those of you criticizing:you
>>> have
>>>> read Deleuze and Guattari, right?  Or did the ideas manifestin your
>>> head
>>>> spontaneously?Now that would be
>>>>  intersting...foris
>>>> all  my words are on parole
>>>> http://fictionsofdeleuzeandguattari.blogspot.com/
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