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Chaosophy: Texts and Interviews 1972--1977 (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)

By Félix Guattari

Chaosophy is an creation to Félix Guattari's groundbreaking theories of "schizo-analysis": a technique intended to exchange Freudian interpretation with a extra pragmatic, experimental, and collective method 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 prompted by way of the capitalist method itself, and person who enforces neurosis as a fashion of keeping normality. Guattari's post-Marxist imaginative and prescient of capitalism presents a brand new definition not just of psychological ailment, but in addition of the micropolitical capacity for its subversion. Chaosophy contains such provocative items as "Everybody desires to Be a Fascist," a gaggle of texts on Guattari's collaborative paintings with Gilles Deleuze (including the appendix to Anti-Oedipus, no longer to be had within the English edition), and "How Martians Make Love," a roundtable dialogue with Guattari, Lotringer, Catherine Clément, and Serge Leclaire from 1972 (still unpublished in French). This new, accelerated version contains a new advent by means of François Dosse (author of a brand new biography of Guattari and Gilles Deleuze) and various extra essays, together with "Franco Basaglia: Guerrilla Psychiatrist," "The Transference," "Semiological Subjection, Semiotic Enslavement," "The position of the Signifier within the Institution," and "Three Billion Perverts at the Stand."

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