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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Paul Bains. Guattari's final book is a succinct summary of his socio-philosophical outlook. It includes critical reflections on Lacanian psychoanalysis, structuralism, information theory, postmodernism, and the thought of Heidegger, Bakhtin, Barthes, and others.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 04, Levi Jaco rated it liked it. The strongest opinion of Guattari, and subsequently Chaosmosis, that I can muster is that his pointed usage of lack-filling language arouses me.
The conceptualization, of what I believe to be sets of vaguely determinate presuppositions, fulfills the man's assurance that these signifying words are merely shifters amidst not-yet-fully-realized social situations.
Therefore, as complex as his compositions may be, I walk away 'feeling' his intent. Although theorists within the Continental tradition m The strongest opinion of Guattari, and subsequently Chaosmosis, that I can muster is that his pointed usage of lack-filling language arouses me.
Although theorists within the Continental tradition may prefer to be understood otherwise, I find some authors in this field, Guattari especially, capable of a great strength that is not subject to coherency but instead produces something phenomenological e. It is a weird philosophy. It may not be applicable, in fact, I do not entirely agree with Rhizomatic thought in general but I do champion his intention to find a subjectively apperceptable balance in ecological, mechanistic, and above all else, humanitarian relations.
Guattari was one of many theorists bound up in a discourse that had believed itself to be capable of mass reform, which is why his progressive interest in the molecular remains an important shift away from deconstruction to intersubjective peculiarities. View 1 comment. Nov 24, Otto Lehto rated it liked it. I did not understand most of this book.
This could be the fault of the reader. But it is also the unavoidable result of the author's "schizoanalytic" and "ecosophic" method, which aims to break from both common sense AND established scientific and philosophical terminology.
A major obstacle to comprehension is that Guattari likes to invent new concepts without explaining them clearly. The style is more artistic and political "ethico-aesthetic" than analytical or theoretical. I consider this to I did not understand most of this book. I consider this to be an inexusable disregard for proper structure and form, although Guattari would say that it is necessary to achieve the intended effect of breaking away from the rigid "universes of value" and the "existential territories" of state, church, markets, scientism, psychoanalysis, etc.
The resulting book is a strange mixture of outrageously obscure metaphysics, scattered commentaries on trendy French philosophies, reflections on his schizoanalytic practice, new formal classifications of existential modalities, sketchy guidance to organizing political collectivities, attempts to think solutions to ecological catastrophes outside of the ordinary toolbox, etc On the whole, the book has some good ideas, but they are weighed down by a lack of focus, clarity and depth.
The descent into hallucinatory metaphors and idiosyncratic obscurantism sucks the reader into the private language games of Guattari. This allows for an intuitive grasping and affective sensing of some transformative "existential territories", which can be useful in motivating the creation of new ways of living and being, i.
The vision is seen "through a glass darkly. The breakdown of meaning is occasionally illuminating, as in a Zen koan, but it leads to the unnecessary obscuration of the powerful insights of an independent thinker. And sadly it leads to a failure to achieve to goals set by the book. The only chapters I really like are the first and the last. But even they suffer from similar issues. Jan 02, Eric Phetteplace rated it it was amazing Shelves: philosophy. Potent diction, better than 3 Ecologies.
It's tough to say why I enjoy Deleuzoguattarian formulations over, say, Lacan or other philosophies which are similarly complex, but I do know that I can enjoy it without much understanding.
I think their inherent optimism helps, as does the anti-capitalist presumptions which are more evident with them than Lacan, for instance, but that doesn't explain why I like Guattari more than, say, Zizek.
B what if, by their very weirdness, the mutations are politically debilitating? Yes, I know we need to change the realm of the everyday to make them more socially acceptable, but short term it seems like arcane movements might engender more reactionary backlash than support. C extending B, isn't a set of universal values necessary as a guide for which mutations are constructive? An ethical treatise might be necessary, something to fill the void of the death of god and supplant present-day capitalism.
Obviously G couldn't answer this as he died before SR became a true school of thought. Jun 18, Joshua rated it really liked it. I unfortunately didn't have the time to mire in the details, but what I was able to extract was fascinating. Definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about phenomenology, Lacanian psychoanalysis, or post-structuralism on a higher level.
Jun 21, Akemi rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Jul 01, K is currently reading it. I admit I'm not the most avid reader of high end philosophy, but I just can't stand when people purposefully write in unnecessary complexity. For my money, the mark of a person who understands a concept can explain it to a layman in simple terms. When I read I want the information and ideas, not the "satisfaction" dopamine of decrypting some complex prose.
This is not a critique of Guattari alone. Someone like Nick Land is one of the worst offenders, creating unnecessary new words and grammatica I admit I'm not the most avid reader of high end philosophy, but I just can't stand when people purposefully write in unnecessary complexity. Someone like Nick Land is one of the worst offenders, creating unnecessary new words and grammatical structures.
One must ask if he writes like that to convey understanding or prevent understanding so that few can contest your ideas. By the time you've finished reading their work, you have a suck cost fallacy of thinking it was quality But I guess I'm just a brainlet. Feb 27, Stereo rated it really liked it. I read this in a psych ward once. I think they took my tarot cards so I was somewhat surprised they let me read this unusual and anarchic texts.
Fun times. Psychology of freedom and creativity. Found it a bit difficult though. May 10, Arda rated it liked it. From the Culture Studies notes: Questions revolving around subjectivity have been demonstrated by Guattari , who explores the notions of how the self, when in receiver-mode, becomes the identity that is received-to, talked-to, subjected-to.
Our self-involvement, Guattari acknowledges, is in and of itself lined in the production of our own subjectivity. While understanding how this works might equip us with the know-how to avoid subjectivity, Guattari recognizes that avoiding it may not always end up being a good thing, as he notes with the example of the Iran revolution, which may have taken things backward rather than forward.
While acknowledging the significance of production, Guattari warns of falling into the Freudian unconscious interpretations, for he deems those as tricky. Mar 03, Homo rated it it was ok. Feb 21, Dejan Stojkovski added it. Gustavo Marques rated it it was ok Jul 12, Alessandro M.
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Chaosmosis: An Ethico-Aesthetic Paradigm
Chaosmosis is the eleventh studio album by Scottish band Primal Scream. Chaosmosis received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 65, based on 25 reviews. All tracks are written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes , except where noted. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Chaosmosis. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Primal Scream.