Organs Without Bodies: Deleuze and Consequences
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Organs Without Bodies: Deleuze and Consequences

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The latest book by the Slovenian critic Slavoj Zizek takes the work of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze as the beginning of a dazzling inquiry into the realms of radical politics, philosophy, film and psychoanalysis. In this deliciously polemical work, Zizek shows Deleuze's connections to both Oedipus and Hegel, figures from whom the French philosopher distanced himself....more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 13th 2003 by Routledge (first published October 24th 2003)
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Beim besten Willen nicht, was ich mir erhofft hatte, zudem würde ich oftmals bei den Einschätzungen zu Lacan und zu Deleuze widersprechen. Dennoch ein geistreiches Buch, und letztendlich eine Deleuze'sche Lektüre von Deleuze und Lacan. Leider macht das Buch nichts der üblichen Dinge, die man von einer akademischen Arbeit erwarten würde, um sich dem Thema zu nähern (oder zumindest nicht viel davon), so unterlässt es Zizek, auf die Beziehung zwischen Deleuze und Lacan einzugehen, er systematisiert...more
Tom Downing
'Organs Without Bodies' was an interesting and even entertaining read. However, if one expects this to be an in-depth commentary or critique on Deleuzian thought, prepare to be disappointed. The book rather seems to be a collection of essays that sometimes 'encounter' the thought of Deleuze, but other thinkers as well (such as Alain Badiou).

Nonetheless, some of the ideas that Žižek develops in 'Organs Without Bodies' are quite inspiring and stimulating. Moreover, I found Žižek's reading of Dele...more
Feb 16, 2013 Justin added it
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Barely mentions Deleuze, so you are really really going to have to read between the lines here to get at any points addressing him. Some people don't realize that Deleuze's idea of the BwO started appearing at least as early as Logic of Sense, so Zizek is probably making most of his points not in reference to the collaborations Deleuze did with Guattari, which Zizek takes less seriously than his early work. You're going to get no direct references to Anti-Oedipus here. Badiou's 'Deleuze: The Cla...more
Pawson Ed
Zizek's biased and ambiguous attitude to Deleuze gets on mu goat. He criticizes on of the most excellent books ever written (Anti-Oedipus) as Deleuze's worst. Then he misreads the book as an attack on Lacan, while the Anti-Oedipus's focus is first and foremost on Freud's anthropomorphic dualism and psychoanalytic reductionism.
Some interesting/useful ideas submerged in the usual sea of Zizekian navel-gazing.
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Slavoj Žižek is a Slovene sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic.

He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia). He received a Doctor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Ljubljana and studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII with Jacques-Alain Miller and François Regnault. In 1990 he was a candidate with the party Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for P...more
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