File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0501, message 41

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 11:53:18 +1100 (EST)
Subject: Re: [D-G] mona has

> you dont seem to realize, that the experiences
> of schizophrenics led G&D to deny the autonmy
> of the "I"s, expressing themselves, as they have nothing other to do.
> This relates to philosophy in struggling of unity of the world,
> which is all in all very clouded and obscur, but a constant stream
> in thinking of east and west.


This is one of the critiques Badiou levels at Deleuze's thought. 'Unity 
of the world'? Perhaps it is time to do that reading of Badiou's 
_Deleuze_ that was suggested last year and fire up the collective 
reading machine of the list in a more selective manner? I have not yet 
finished reading the book even though I started in Nov last year as I 
keep back tracking, jumping forward and rereading.

I will try to put something specific together shortly so as to see if 
it is possible to catalyse some concrete discussion that does not rely 
on too many generalisations or schizo-poetic tangents. But for now, and 
very briefly, some of the points of divergence that I found between the 

1) The event. 
2) Ontology.
3) Ontological role/importance of temporality.
4) Majoritarian/minoritarian militant/ethico-aesthetic practice.

That is about all I can think of off the top of my head. I will try to 
flesh these out and maybe add some more points over the next couple of 
days. Please add to or modify the list!

Lastly, for those that don't know the Spoon's Lyotard list has mutated 
into the "Discussion of J-F-Lyotard, Alain Badiou,the Event" [THEORY-


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University of Western Sydney

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