Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus: Introduction to Schizoanalysis

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Eugene W. Holland provides an excellent introduction to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Anti-Oedipus which is widely recognized as one of the most influential texts in philosophy to have appeared in the last thirty years.

He lucidly presents the theoretical concerns behind Anti-Oedipus and explores with clarity the diverse influences of Marx, Freud, Nietzsche and Kant on the development of Deleuze & Guattari's thinking. He also examines the wider implications of their work in revitalizing Marxism, environmentalism, feminism and cultural studies.

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(the first of the two volume set, ) is one of the more important philosophy texts of the last 30 years, the first of several collaborations by Deleuze (philosophy, U. of Paris) and the now deceased Guattari (psychiatrist/psychoanalyst). Holland (French and comparative literature, Ohio State U.) provides a guide to D&G's text, investigating the manner in which D&G negotiate the interactions between the three main materialist thinkers of modernity<-->Freud, Marx, and Nietzsche<-->and use schizoanalysis (which Holland likens to jazz because it provides content beyond its initial statement) to revitalize Marxism, environmentalism, feminism, and cultural studies. Holland's book is not intended to be a critical text but an aid to D&G's. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415113182
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/4/1999
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene W. Holland is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
How it works (1): the materialisms of Freud, Marx, and Nietzsche 4
How it works (2): the critical operators drawn from Kant, Marx, and Freud 14
2 Desiring-production and the internal critique of Oedipus 25
The three syntheses of the unconscious 26
The five paralogisms of psychoanalysis 36
3 Social-production and the external critique of Oedipus 58
Social-production in general 61
Forms of surplus-value and coding 64
The relations of anti-production and systems of inscription 69
Schizoanalysis and Freud 87
Schizoanalysis and Lacan 89
4 Beyond critique: schizoanalysis and universal history 92
The two modes of investment: paranoia and schizophrenia 93
Therapeutic transformation 97
Revolutionary transformation 99
Intersections 106
Recapitulation 121
Notes 124
Bibliography 149
Index 155
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