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Organs Without Bodies: Deleuze and Consequences

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 13th 2003 by Routledge (first published October 24th 2003)
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Enzo
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
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Justin
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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
Paweł
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.
E.J.
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.
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Slavoj Žižek is a Slovene sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic.

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