File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0904, message 8


To: <deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:54:34 +1200
Subject: Re: [D-G] Affect


Here's another talk from webdeleuze on Spinoza and affect:


http://www.webdeleuze.com/php/texte.php?cle=176&groupe=Anti%20Oedipe%20et%20
Mille%20Plateaux&langue=2

I don't think it has to be that difficult. The little Spinoza bk 'practical
philosophy might help. Just as you can live a life with fewer affects than a
tick (the Leibniz bk) you can have a lot more - you can wake up and say 'my
god where have I been all these years!'

You could 'read' all this thru a gurdjieffian lense (or Krishnmurti, alan
watts, etc, guru or non guru of choice) How can I act affirmatively, how can
I be 'remarkable', rather than mechanical, just reacting. This might also
relate to D's suggestion that Foucault overemphasized control (which F
recognized in Technologies of the self. 
The other fine link would be Isabelle Stengers new work 'La sorcellerie
Capitaliste (in translation with Palgrave). 

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Subject: Re: [D-G] Affect

Greetings,

This is also an area I am interested in. Thanks Paul for the reference. I
haven't had a chance to look at this yet but our library has a copy.

I found on line, possibly through this list I can't remember now, a lecture
by
Deleuze given at Vincennes "Transcripts on Spinoza's Concept of Affect"
transcribed and trans. also I imagine by Emilie and Julien Deleuze.
http://www.webdeleuze.com/php/sommaire.html

In this Deleuze unpacks Spinoza in a more systematic way but I still have
questions which I'd be grateful for feedback on. If affect is the 'ceaseless
variation of being' that Spinoza describes how do I make that intelligible?
How
does one understand 'the force of existing or the power of acting' that
Deleuze
attributes to affect?

best,
Susan



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