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Organs Without Bodies: Deleuze and Consequences

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  289 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 24th 2003 by Routledge
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Tom Downing
Oct 08, 2013 Tom Downing rated it liked it
'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
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Enzo
Mar 20, 2012 Enzo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Alex Lee
Jan 10, 2016 Alex Lee rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy, 2016
Its certain that Zizek is "biased" but he writes that he intends to read Deleuze askew.

In many ways, his introduction to Deleuze is quite good. His summary of Deleuze's work and understanding is profound (in the first twenty to fifty pages). And his attempt to match concepts from Lacan and Hegel to aspects of Deleuze's work is pretty admirable. But Zizek does falter with Deleuze, especially towards the end, when it becomes clear that some fundamental aspects of Deleuze's conceptualization is mis
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E.J.
Sep 10, 2015 E.J. rated it really liked it
Some interesting/useful ideas submerged in the usual sea of Žižekian navel-gazing.

EDIT: rating it 4 stars now, because Žižek is so wrong in this book that its actually a really rich text to read for academic writing if you want to defend Deleuze's honour.
Justin
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
Ivan Labayne
May 29, 2016 Ivan Labayne added it
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Nagkakamot ng bayag si Zizek at tinatanong nya tayo, Is this not precisely the point?
Paweł
Feb 18, 2012 Paweł rated it liked it
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.
Cybermilitia
Dec 07, 2015 Cybermilitia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu kitap konusunda kafamdan gecenleri bu platformda yazamam. Ama Deleuze-Guattari'ye dalarken, gecerken Badiou'nun icabina bakmasi azimsanacak sey degil, belirtmeden gecemeyecegim. Hayat degistirici kitaplardan biri.
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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
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