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Anti-Oedipus by Gilles Deleuze
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Dec 01, 2007

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This is pop philosophy and not serious political thought. If Orwell read this he would have eaten it and then puked it out projectile vomit style. It is the postmodern writing that so terrifies Sokal. All of that being said, it is damned fun to read. Just don't take it too seriously. People who fall deeply into this stuff become pretentious hipster assholes. The introduction by Foucault is important if you want any chance in understanding this mess. It sure could use more footnotes.
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Bradley "This is pop philosophy and not serious political thought" are you fucking serious? This is one of, if not THE most influential piece of Marxist literature the 20th century has ever seen... you must be a total square, or totally ignorant about the complete deconstruction of Paris that went on in May of '68..which spawned this whole brand of 'hipster' nonsense you scoff at...but that actually has profound consequences!
Get real and realize that being 'fun' does not elminate a work from also being 'serious'.... at least not in my utopian fantasy where Deleuze and Guattari are taken 'serious' by just about everyone.

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Yuval Preiss i actually think Orwell would have loved it. Considering his antifa politics and his admiration of henry miller.

Dominic I think old mate here has missed the point, gotta flex that grey matter a bit! D&G offer a great touch on pragmatic thought!

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