[Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari] Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

  • Title: Anti-Oedipus
  • Sub-Title: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
  • Author: Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
  • Published: 1983
  • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (1983)
  • ISBN-10: 0816612250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816612253

Desire: Lacan said desires are chasing object petit a (object little a) in the Real order. When we desire, we want what we cannot attain. Desires have been considered negatively. Desire is a lack, a hole, and something you have by your greed and stupidity. Deleuze and Guattari want to look desires in a positive way. Desire is productive and is what makes all machines (everything) operate.

Body without Organs (BwO): Deleuze and Guattari oppose organisms which are structured.  BwO is not structured but can flow dynamically and can become any structure (productive). Body without Organs is like an egg. It has potentials.

Need, Desire, and Capitalism: Lacan points out that desire refers to ‘object petite a‘ (something you cannot symbolize). Therefore desire leads to fantasy. But G+D emphasizes that desire is real and produces a thing. Capitalism manipulates desire. It converts desire into needs, so you can spend. Capitalism itself blocks the flow but by reorganizing the structure, it keeps surviving.

4 thoughts on “[Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari] Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

  1. Hey , one thing is DELEUZE & GUATTARI , who warned us about what was capitali$m turning into ,
    and another very different is the PHONEY of Lacan !!!!!!!!!!

    1. You understood as well as we did before that , as long as you read DELEUZE, GUATTARI & FOUCAULT , you learn things ,
      BUT you do lose & waste your precious time if you ever pay attention to phoney folks such as Lacan , Sollers , Rudinescu and all these third-order pseudo-intellectuals from the frenchie “school of psycanalysis” ! …

      1. Yes indeed : reading this phoney called Lacan is , not only waisting one’s Time , but also being certain to become a true idiot …

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