File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0112, message 83

Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 06:40:47 -0600
Subject: Re: more on cyborgs and the inhuman

steve.devos wrote:

> To extend the Bateson references - have a look at references to
> Bateson in the work of  Deleuze and Guattari (where his life story
> read like a modernist tradgedy) 


Would you clarify this? Are you referring to fact that Bateson did work
that was funded by the military, or someone else?

Also, it is useful to know that Deleuze credits Bateson with developing
the concept of the plateau which is so critical to Anti-Oedipus and 1000

Besides critiquing the concepts on an ad hominan basis, I think it helps
to recognize that Bateson is still useful, especially when interpreted
in the context of Dewey and Mead and Deleuze and Guattari. 

It is possible to develop a cyborgian anthropology using these rhizomes
of concepts. That is what I am attempting to do.



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