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CHAOSOPHY – Gilles Deleuze – Felix Guattari – Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium

December 8, 2016

discordion {Artist Ian Pritchard}

 This was a text I closely researched for my recent Contextual Studies essay where Deleuze and Guattari discuss the pathological nature of the capitalist system and how they associate schizophrenia with capitalism.

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium

QUESTION: When you describe capitalism, you say: “There isn’t the slightest operation, the slightest industrial or financial mechanism that does not reveal the dementia of the capitalist machine and the pathological character of its rationality (not at all a false rationality, but a true rationality of *this* pathology, of *this madness*, for the machine does work, be sure of it). There is no danger of this machine going mad, it has been mad from the beginning and that’s where its rationality comes from. Does this mean that after this “abnormal” society, or outside of it, there can be a “normal” society?


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