A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

By Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Brian Massumi

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Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Felix Guattari (1930-1992) was a psychoanalyst at the la Borde Clinic, as well as being a major social theorist and radical activist. A Thousand Plateaus is part of Deleuze an Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of...

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1987 by University of Minnesota Press
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English

Quotes From "A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia"

"A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window."
"Bring something incomprehensible into the world!"
"The self is only a threshold, a door, a becoming between two multiplicities"
"Forming grammatically correct sentences is for the normal individual the prerequisite for any submission to social laws. No one is supposed to be ignorant of grammaticality; those who are belong in special institutions. The unity of language is fundamentally political."
"To become imperceptible oneself, to have dismantled love in order to become capable of loving. To have dismantled one's self in order finally to be alone and meet the true double at the other end of the line. A clandestine passenger on a motionless voyage. To become like everybody else; but this, precisely, is a becoming only for one who knows how to be nobody, to no longer be anybody. To paint oneself gray on gray."
"Language is not made to be believed but to be obeyed, and to compel obedience newspapers, news, proceed by redundancy, in that they tell us what we ‘must’ think, retain, expect, etc. language is neither informational nor communicational. It is not the communication of information but something quite different: the transmission of order-words, either from one statement to another or within each statement, insofar as each statement accomplishes an act and the act is accomplished in the statement"
"In truth, Freud sees nothing and understands nothing."
"It is always from the depths of its impotence that each power center draws its power, hence their extreme maliciousness, and vanity"

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