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 | TrackBack

Goodchild subsequently renounced the work that earned him Deleuze's fuck off letter, I understand.

Posted by: Sphaleotas at August 9, 2004 10:52 AM

Excellent - thanks for the link to Spurious. Something to immerse myself in later today. i'm particularly ticked by this:








Posted by: jed at August 9, 2004 11:39 AM


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....

Posted by: mark at August 9, 2004 03:19 PM

im so glad somebody else finally noticed Spurious...ive been digging his stuff for about 6 months's all top-notch writing :)

Posted by: Rob at August 9, 2004 09:49 PM

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...

Posted by: Sphaleotas at August 9, 2004 10:08 PM

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.

Posted by: infinite thought at August 9, 2004 11:49 PM

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 ---

Posted by: mark at August 10, 2004 12:51 AM