This inaugural episode features a conversation about Chapter 1, Desiring Machines from Deleuze and Guattari’s major work, Anti-Oedipus. Rachel, B, and John tackled the thorny concepts of action and agency, subjectivity, machines, and desire, as well as the connection this reading has with practice(s) of everyday life. Your hosts did their very best to unpack the Marx-Freud doublet that preoccupied this chapter’s brilliant critiques of capitalism and psychoanalysis.
We then feature part 1 of our wide-ranging interview with critical theorist/philosopher Susan Buck-Morss, and end by giving advice on setting up one’s dissertation committee and answering an age-old philosophical conundrum.
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Thanks to Jordan Cass for the music performed throughout the episode.
- Overview of Anti-Oedipus at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- On desiring-production, from Oxford Reference
- Ian Buchanan, “Is Anti-Oedipus a May ’68 book?“
- Fun facts about Deleuze and Guattari from Critical-Theory.com
- Susan Buck-Morss’ Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History
- Agata Bielik-Robson’s homepage at University of Nottingham