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Discuss Preface, Intro and 50p of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus

The selection above refers to the first 50 pages of the first section of first volume Anti-Oedipus of Capitalism and Schizophrenia.

Let's initially focus on attaining definitions of Anti-Oedipus, Capitalism, Schizophrenia, Machines and Body Without Organs, etc.

If people find it hard to read the selections in time we will try to adjust our progress with this complex material. Come with whatever level reached with the reading. The online PDF is accessible under More>Files on this page.

I recommend the following:

A member of your Meetup Group, Jeryl, just added this to our More> Files" section:

File Name: Ian_Buchanan-Deleuze_and_Guattari's_'Anti-Oedipus'__A_Reader's_G.pdf
Description: Deleuze and Guattari's 'Anti-Oedipus': A Reader's Guide

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful discussion.

    February 12, 2013

  • Richard Bruce M.

    Great meeting! Got to work on some the of the first principals and definitions....still plenty of time for those interested in the ongoing sessions once a month on Capitalism and Schiphrenia to dig in and join us. Next meet should be early March

    February 11, 2013

  • Jeryl

    It was great meeting everyone tonight! I uploaded a pdf copy of, What is Philosophy right here: http://files.meetup.com/2714462/deleuze-guattari-what-is-philosophy.pdf

    February 10, 2013

  • Kam

    aargh! Not feeling up to par. I did half the reading – I'm going to miss this >:-(

    February 10, 2013

  • Max S.

    Thanks for reviving the group, Bruce! Looking forward to it.

    February 4, 2013

  • Richard Bruce M.

    Nice to see that someone else is up in the predawn hours thinking about these things by the way

    January 31, 2013

    • Jeryl

      It's the best time for thinking and non-thinking/being. :)

      January 31, 2013

  • Richard Bruce M.

    Yes, the intro quote is quite about the author's special intention to create words freighted with diverse connotations that are creative and expressive. However there is specialized language that needs to be comprehended on this level in order to comprehend anything they are saying in this section. This language complexity lightens going forward but it still is necessary to have ideas in mind when these concept words are repeated throughout.

    January 31, 2013

  • Jeryl

    I uploaded the Deleuze Dictionary in the files section, which may be helpful in clarifying some of the concepts in Anti-Oedipus. The direct link to the pdf file is here: http://files.meetup.com/2714462/Adrian_Parr-The_Deleuze_Dictionary-Edinburgh_University_Press%2820.pdf

    January 31, 2013

    • Jeryl

      From the Intro (worth reading, IMO): "Why a Deleuze dictionary? It might seem a particularly craven, disre- spectful, literal-minded and reactive project to form a Deleuze dictionary. Not only did Deleuze strategically change his lexicon to avoid the notion that his texts consisted of terms that might simply name extra-textual truths, he also rejected the idea that art, science or philosophy could be understood without a sense of their quite specific creative problem. A philosopher’s concepts produce connections and styles of thinking. Concepts are intensive: they do not gather together an already existing set of things (extension); they allow for movements and connection."

      January 31, 2013

  • Jeryl

    For Veronica and others who are having some trouble finding the pdf files. Here are the direct links:

    Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus:

    http://files.meetup.com/2714462/Gilles_Deleuze%2C_Felix_Guattari-Anti-Oedipus__Capitalism_and_Schi.pdf

    Anti-Oedipus Reader's Guide:

    http://files.meetup.com/2714462/Ian_Buchanan-Deleuze_and_Guattari%27s_%27Anti-Oedipus%27__A_Reader%27s_G.pdf

    January 30, 2013

  • Richard Bruce M.

    Dear Jeryl: I had considered this but there is difficulty regarding the characters possible in the heading. I used some abbreviation to get Anti-Oedipus in. I had specified it in the details part of the page but I hope the above changes help avoid any confusion. Thanks for your concern.

    January 30, 2013

  • Jeryl

    Hi Bruce. You may want to slightly alter the title of the meet up, so that it specifies that we are reading, Anti-Oedipus, since "Capitalism and Schizophrenia" comprises two different books. Thanks again for organizing this meet up!

    January 30, 2013

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