Chaosophy: Texts and Interviews 1972-1977 (Paperback)

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    Felix Guattari (1930-1992), post-'68 French psychoanalyst and philosopher, is the author of Anti-Oedipus (with Gilles Deleuze), and a number of books published by Semiotext(e), including The Anti-Oedipus Papers, and Molecular Revolution in Brazil (with Suely Rolnik).

    Chaosophy is an introduction to Felix Guattari's groundbreaking theories of "schizo-analysis": a process meant to replace Freudian interpretation with a more pragmatic, experimental, and collective approach rooted in reality. Unlike Freud, who utilized neuroses as his working model, Guattari adopted the model of schizophrenia--which he believed to be an extreme mental state induced by the capitalist system itself, and one that enforces neurosis as a way of maintaining normality. Guattari's post-Marxist vision of capitalism provides a new definition not only of mental illness, but also of the micropolitical means for its subversion. Chaosophy includes such provocative pieces as "Everybody Wants to Be a Fascist," a group of texts on Guattari's collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze (including the appendix to Anti-Oedipus, not available in the English edition), and "How Martians Make Love," a roundtable discussion with Guattari, Lotringer, Catherine Clement, and Serge Leclaire from 1972 (still unpublished in French). This new, expanded edition features a new introduction by Francois Dosse (author of a new biography of Guattari and Gilles Deleuze) and a range of additional essays, including "Franco Basaglia: Guerrilla Psychiatrist," "The Transference," "Semiological Subjection, Semiotic Enslavement," "The Place of the Signifier in the Institution," and "Three Billion Perverts on the Stand."


    ISBN 9781584350606
    Genre PHILOSOPHY / Criticism
    Format Paperback
    Pages 335
    Publisher Date 2008-11-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Semiotext
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Texts and Interviews 1972-1977
    Series Name Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents
    Edition Detail New
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Guattari, Felix
    Country of Origin United States

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