Category Archives: Guattari

Schizoanalysis – Meeting a Patient as a Singular Event – A Philosophical Reflection

This inheritance from traditional methodologies is fundamentally problematic for a horizontalist practice that emphasizes intra-subjective transformation (becoming-other) over relations between subjects. This paper investigates the potential of schizoanalysis to provide an alternative to traditional research methodologies. Schizoanalysis was developed through … Continue reading

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Deleuzean Concepts of Rhizomatic Inquiry and Nomadic Textuality

This paper examines rhetorical constructions of ‘reality’ in selected outdoor/environmental education discourses-practices. Many outdoor/environmental educators privilege philosophical realism coupled with suspicion towards poststructuralism(s) and deconstruction. From a postlogographic position on language, we argue that producing texts is a method of … Continue reading

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On Deleuze and Guattari Collaborative Practice

Deleuze and Guattari commenting on their own collaborative writing are interesting here and, in a sense, we found we had named for ourselves the crowd they speak of:  The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was … Continue reading

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Wanting Nothing – Imitation and Production in the Economy of Desire

Read …… Download Desire is examined here with a view to informing a theological response to capitalism. The notion of mimetic desire offered by René Girard is used as a starting point, Girard’s ideas being brought into critical engagement with, … Continue reading

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What does “Sustainable Development” do? – A Geophilosophical Appraisal

Viewer     My paper explores some ways in which Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s poststructuralistg  geophilosophy might be used to appraise concepts such as ESD in contemporary contexts of globalisation and international collaboration. I use their concept of mots … Continue reading

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Rhizosemiotic Play and the Generativity of Fiction

In this brief essay, I share some experiences of writing ‘to find something out’ by focusing on a process that I have deployed in three narrative experiments inspired by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s  figuration of the rhizome—a process that … Continue reading

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Rhizome, Ecology, Geophilosophy

How do Deleuze and Guattari help us rethink our ecological crises beyond the impasses of State-sanctioned resource exploitation and reactive environmentalism? Do these authors not abstract concepts from the earth- and life-sciences and assemble a geophilosophy with which to construe … Continue reading

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Flattening Multiplicity: Deleuze and Guattari’s Rhizome

What is difficult to remember is that the tree and the rhizome are not necessarily opposed to one another; the first acts like a transcendent tracing and model while the second draws a map through an immanent process that overturns … Continue reading

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Gilles Deleuze – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Deleuze is a key figure in postmodern French philosophy. Considering himself an empiricist and a vitalist, his body of work, which rests upon concepts such as multiplicity, constructivism, difference and desire, stands at a substantial remove from the main traditions … Continue reading

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Gilles Deleuze – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze was one of the most influential and prolific French philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. Deleuze conceived of philosophy as the production of concepts, and he characterized himself as a “pure metaphysician.” In his magnum … Continue reading

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