By Sylvère Lotringer, Félix Guattari
Chaosophy is an advent to Félix Guattari's groundbreaking theories of "schizo-analysis": a technique intended to interchange Freudian interpretation with a extra pragmatic, experimental, and collective process rooted in truth. not like Freud, who applied neuroses as his operating version, Guattari followed the version of schizophrenia—which he believed to be an severe psychological kingdom brought on through the capitalist approach itself, and person who enforces neurosis as a manner of preserving normality. Guattari's post-Marxist imaginative and prescient of capitalism offers a brand new definition not just of psychological disease, but in addition of the micropolitical capacity for its subversion.
Chaosophy contains Guattari's writings and interviews at the cinema (such as "Cinema Fou" and "The negative Man's Couch"), a bunch of texts on his collaborative paintings with Gilles Deleuze (including the appendix to the second one variation of Anti-Oedipus, no longer to be had within the English edition), and his texts on homosexuality (including his "Letter to the Tribunal" addressing the French government's censorship of the specific homosexual factor of Recherches he edited, which earned him an excellent for publishing "a targeted exposition of depravity and sexual deviations… the libidinous exhibition of a minority of perverts"). This extended version encompasses a new advent by means of François Dosse (author of a brand new biography of Guattari and Gilles Deleuze), besides quite a number further essays—including "The aircraft of Consistency," "Machinic Propositions," "Gangs in New York," and "Three Billion Perverts at the Stand"—nearly doubling the contents of the unique version.
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Chaosophy: Texts and Interviews 1972–1977 (Foreign Agents) by Sylvère Lotringer, Félix Guattari