File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0601, message 19


To: <deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 13:09:08 +0200
Subject: Re: [D-G] maths.


Hello Liza,

after some time, - my internet connection didn't function for some time - I
respond to your question
concerning the feeling of being a German and the reading of Nietzsche as a
similar soul of thinking.
Nietzesche told a lot of things looking at first sight very contra
dictionary about Germans, woman, the war,
virtue and so on - I think he was, as he said about himself, something like
a poet-philosopher, a sight
as far as I remember also shared by Deleuze. The Zarathustra is full of
poetic pictures, stories, symbols and
dramatic scenes - think of the dwarf in the scene where Zarathustra explains
the theory of eternal recurrence as
victory over time in sense of victory over revenge - revenge is indeed a
very deep problem.
What fascinated me and I think a lot of other people in Nietzsche is the
wide and open look over things,
as he had put it: "What about a book which doesn't raise us above all
books".
As a poet he got a deep feeling for the feelings, desires and longings of
people.
He tried to bind the highest ambitions in a certain way to the real existing
world and not to something
in heaven. Also he encourages one in trusting oneself and not to think in
terms of guilt and imperfectness about oneself. Most influential to me was,
that he was a
psychologist who relates his insights to everyday situations and reactions
of people in
a poetic exploring / explaining way. This is not so clinical and technical
as in Freud or
other psychologists, it is also not so systematic, which in my eyes in
psychology is
more an advantage. So I read him mainly as a philosophical psychologist,
 not always coming from pathology and
illness, but explaining the normal and healthy man/woman - of course that of
the 19. century.
If I read him nowadays, I find a lot of 19. century views in him and the
problems of that time.
His emphasizing of will of power and war was always strange to me.

But he was the highest philosophy treating the individuum without any
religion and not moralistic  in the
common sense. It is a kind to look at people and things as they  real are -
but
not in the  usual way of saying if there is not something supernatural in
man, coming from
a supreme being, god(s), then man is a kind of animal you can do with what
you want.
This is his conception of noble, a worth of man lying in himself since birth
and
in a way indestructible. This nobleness is a kind of feeling, of smell,
 the art one looks to oneself and likes oneself as a high being.
I think, this feeling of nobleness lies within almost everyone and a lot of
people feel that is very often about to be destroyed if they are treated too
bad.
This treatment often comes in the name of: "Who do you think you are?",
"You are your usefulness and nothing else".    "Look below your navel to see
how noble you are."

And this worth and nobleness is the source of inspiration from Nietzsche,
also mentioned by Deleuze at
the beginning of his book on Nietzsche.


Now the Germans themselves in general are o.k., the history of Germany,
which is
a different thing - in my eyes you are not responsible for every action of
the governments of your nation from the ages - with two world wars there is
much to regret, but
maybe they are to be explained out of the circumstances and thinking of that
time.



-----Original Message-----
From: deleuze-guattari-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org
[mailto:deleuze-guattari-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org]On Behalf Of Liza
Kozner
Sent: Montag, 5. Dezember 2005 15:20
To: deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] maths.


<<<You may find this boring, but it is also used in Deleuze: The Euclidean
<<<space,
<<<a little bit puzzled, being the mathematical represent ant of the state.

  in the book by newmand nagel on g=F6del there is euclide speaking, and an
analysis by logic symbols like you know p and q etc, of the euclidian
presupose, and this gives the opportunity for euclide to expose its method
b4 it was argued to be self contradicted by logicians of 20th century like
Frege or Russel, then G=F6del. And Euclide to me is not boring when he speaks.
I think it's like Deleuze said about Plato, he constructed something, i find
mathematics of Euclide close to concepts, something of greek philosophy, eg.
theorem of infinite, the infinite is invented by the need of mathematic, and
this is a fasinating momentum in mankinds history.

  so what you describe is boring only because its not creation, its what we
mostly all have learned in school, its a summary of the activity of maths,
not the real practice/creation, invention. what i think and why i ask you,
here is since you say your a mathematician, is to be capable to address the
non mathematician, not in making summaries as you just did, but by
constructing. and rhizomize. instead of talking by words, and expressing
your lack of faith in the artist, a kind of blindness, we would meet where
we can, in creating something. you yourself were interested last year by
proposal i adline did on the rhizomes movement. so in this way, it could be
possible, to have you, and since you said it in one of your last mails, the
expression/content abstract machine of function and matter non formed,
tensors etc, you said we had a common ground, let's ex^ploit it. send emails
with writing maths formulas, don't get shy. nietzsche said it, its the
humility of the scientistis, so
 characteristic, you've read these Nietzsche passage, laboriously, the
gravitas of working for the state apparatus. but every creator in maths, in
science escapes from that, invents a war machine. i guess euclidian
mathematics itself, before it became an apparatus part of the schools and
universities and the discipline of thought, was a war machine, or very very
close to it. if its not the case let's make it become so. so send emails
with formulas. what do you need. what is wrong with this lsit for you? what
do you need so you become creative, and the best part of you becomes active
on this list? so that you and the others can be their best part, and relate
to each others by best parts, by their perfecthood.



  <<If you need the topological definition,
<<broadly speaking the border of a
<<set of the power of a continuum is one dimension less than the
<<original set, you can look on a book on topology,
<<for example Whyburn, Analytical Topology.

  What is Philosophy as a chapter on science starting with Cantor theory of
set, have a look at it. it's passionating yet very harsh to try and get it.
what original set. is it the border forming a new set by being defined and
created, did you speak of an original set. i had the same problem reading
guattari's theory on Cantor, very difficult. i managed to get a decipherment
4 myself, but here come again the orginal set, about which noone has talked
b4, can you clarify?



<In this way it is done in Euclidean spaces.



<Now string theory, a little bit popular by Stephen Hawkings book
<on a short history of time:
<The ground idea is, that instead of points without any
<dimension and extension as in normal as Newtonian mechanics,
<one puts a closed curve - the string - as starting point for describing the
<movement of particles and bodies.
<Sometimes it gives some troubles therefore.
<Now, in the development of the formulas
<describing the tubes of the movement of the string, the energies and the
<velocities
<there is one point, where we have an equation which holds
<only if the dimension is taken to be ten.
<This is then satisfactory from a mathematical point of view,
<but physically everyone asks: Where are the left seven dimensions?
<As far as I know this question has not be answered in a
<sound way - also in regard to experimental data.

  you say there is one point. how is discovered this point. is it a given?
why is this point needed? is it discovered, or created for an other purpose?
how does it work? why would they choose to have closed curves, and for
instance not open curves. because points become closed curves, so its an
evolution of "classical" previous dimensional space.? something interesting
why always vectorial space is represented in a fixed geometry, why is it
never moving, movements. more esay probably.but since it is about physic,
then the figures of the geometry could be moving themselves, no?
  ok tell me about how are these notions introduced. how rhiemann for
example argues for the necessity of these notion to modify classical
mathematics, euclidian ones, cartesians space? what is the genesis, the
exteriority? ok greetings. Liz






I think that maybe enough for now.


Greetings Harald Wenk




-----Original Message-----
From: deleuze-guattari-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org
[mailto:deleuze-guattari-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org]On Behalf Of Liza
Kozner
Sent: Freitag, 2. Dezember 2005 20:40
To: deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] malgosia, Virginia, please your turn to speak.


it's not a phantasm. if you think by common notion, outside of the
imagination, you can learn to see how it works, not only the ideas that are
anchored by intellectual discourse, but and thus out of anykind of
interpretation, propaganda, you see how it works, how wee have or are being
asked to surrender some part of ourselves for the highest powers of society.
it's really not a phantasm. it's not immediately visible. you could get
hallucination, see subliminal message and want to destroy your clock, your
tv as a mystic. but what is important is to resist, to fight, not only to
love God. it's the way of Abraham, to disobey, to turn the face away from
God as God turns his face the other way. so it's not the discourse of
imagination, of interpretation, of signs, is the discourse of analysis,
instead than being analysed, you give the power to your body, to other
people's body. much interested by artaud at the moment, when speaking about
stage. in a world of Elie Faure's Indians
digging
in a mountain, people have lost, been stolen, either it is by capitalist
war machines either by the state, i am trying to make the analysis, what is
this, what is that, the proportions in the mixture, every elements, so
there's analysis, but yet i (and thus it's virtualities, none less real!)
and i want to work my mind in this direction at the moment.

for what you say on not being proud. i think it's related because i don't
line up to the vanities of human's celebration, there search for happyness.
i think its part of class. classes who belong to the Image of Thought of the
State or Capitalism, the Upper Classes, or the Upper Men, want to have
standards, and i think, your judgment stems out from that, it's a Upper
Class standard that drives you to tell me I am not proud.
Pride is actually a matter of solitude, it's alone that you find pride,
you have to invent your own values. It's not that there is no pride, but
it's a virtue, not a moral, social jugment. ok?



hwenk wrote:
Hello Liza,

it looks like you are not very proud of yourself.

Sometimes the machinery and the world which is about to
swallow one up or deform one is only a little bit
a phantasm. As in Deleuze there is no phantasms, as far as I know, it may be
a thinking with its affects almost on the whole to the own mind.

Often the world does not know anything about the cruelties she does to
people thinking to be a victim of her.

As my advices do not end, this time I give a
appraisal of self-content happiness.
As we say in mathematics: "The details are left to the reader."

greetings Harald Wenk

-----Original Message-----
From: deleuze-guattari-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org
[mailto:deleuze-guattari-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org]On Behalf Of Liza
Kozner
Sent: Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2005 05:24
To: deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] malgosia, Virginia, please your turn to speak.



Ok, i have just made this decision. Let's keep merry. Let's not debate.
Let's just keep everything as usual.

I am sorry if we have to be resigned, if we have to be little worms. It's
the world, the arrangements who want it. Let'us be dashes of vanishing
non-dimensional point, particles in chaotic fusion. Actualities disappearing
with not awareness of the speed at which they are vanishing.

And the example of mathematics? Well, it's good. Let's keep this aswell.
Part of the sum. We're part of the sum. Living in the imaginating
phantasmatic procession of algebraic numbers.

I am rotten. It's michievous. I at least voice my truth. Not a Maria
Bellen, saying, singing creativity and keeping silent. I am a worm which
speaks. It speaks on a list which is good as an absurdity. We're working for
the memory of a guy who decided there would be a list or lists.

So let's avoid my proposition for a debate. It's absurd as well. This is
absurd aswell. I like the way I am advancing, in the walls. My had crashes
and i go up up up in the realm of vanishing words, words with no meanings.
Like a snake I am growing.


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