Chaosophy

Chaosophy : Texts and Interviews 1972-1977

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Groundbreaking essays that introduce Guattari's theories of "schizo-analysis," in an expanded edition.

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Make Love," a roundtable discussion with Guattari, Lotringer, Catherine Clement, and Serge Leclaire from 1972 (still unpublished in French).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."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 499g
  • Semiotext (E)
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 1584350601
  • 9781584350606
  • 70,414

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This book can not only be seen to serve as a concise introduction to Guattari's style of thought, but also as a valuable addition to the Continental canon as a snapshot in the direction of French thought after the turbulence of May '68.

-Andrew Aitken, Metapsychology
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About Felix Guattari

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, Chaosophy, and Soft Subversions. Sylvere Lotringer is Jean Baudrillard Chair at the European Graduate School, Switzerland, and Professor Emeritus of French literature and philosophy at Columbia University.
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