August 09, 2004
Another new one, well new to me any way, (courtesy Glueboot), one for theory connoisseurs (theory haytaz beware): Spurious. The Deleuze posts in particular are highly relevant to the discussion on capitalism going on hereabouts. (Although I have to worry about his enthusiasm for Philip Goodchild's sinister christian communitarianism.)
(btw I wish I'd categorized all my posts like he has; makes the site an interweaving, evolving hypertext, less chronolinear...)
Posted by mark at August 9, 2004 01:27 AM
Goodchild subsequently renounced the work that earned him Deleuze's fuck off letter, I understand.
Excellent - thanks for the link to Spurious. Something to immerse myself in later today. i'm particularly ticked by this:
yeh, that's what interesting tho isn't it if you categorise posts like that, you get these fascinating Borgesian lists!
ah, but I trust his subsequent work is not at the cutting edge of deterritorialization....
im so glad somebody else finally noticed Spurious...ive been digging his stuff for about 6 months now...it's all top-notch writing :)
In 2001, Phil’s departmental homepage stated that he intended to “formulat[e] a specifically religious mode of reasoning” contra Deleuze.
He was reported as “writing his own philosophy of religion which contains many elements which are discernibly influenced by Deleuze but there is a point at which he would like to say that the deterritorializing aspects go too far.”
Deterritorialization, you are accused of going too far...
Yer, funny that, being 'scared' of Deleuze's radicalism or whathaveyou, given that he's so serious about being careful (esp. in 1000 Plateaus)...all that getting drunk on a glass of water instead of the hard stuff, not destratifying too quickly etc. etc.
I was amazed when first I read TP just how harsh it was about, erm, not losing the plot/thread, (for want of a better way of putting it).
I mean, obviously it's a kinda logical extension of the Spinozist 'organising your encounters' kind of thing, but it could be read as being rather purist.
Actually think this is one of the most important aspects of ATP Nina...
Think you're right about Spinozism... I mean, it literally is about plateaus --- i.e. not low level zombiedom or Romantic burn out ---