DELEUZE, DOGS, AND SCHIZOS

AGENT SWARM

An interesting article citing memorabilia from François Dosses book “Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Intersecting Lives”: http://critical-theory.com/deleuze-guattari-biography/

I see no negative material. Unless being afraid of psychotics and their unpredictable dramatic behaviour is contemptible. I myself teach English in a technical college and I like the students. However, some friends ask me “how can you stand those guys?” Are they nasty people because they ask a perfectly reasonable question given the sometimes turbulent behaviour of such students? (Admittedly very mild when compared to psychotics). I think not. To each his preferences and commitments. Being in an establishment, as Guattari was, where one had to be constantly ready to drop everything to deal with dangerous behaviour is not everyone’s vocation.

Nor does this anecdote reflect unfavorably on Deleuze’s general attitude to “schizos”. I went to Deleuze’s seminar from 1980 to 1986, and sometimes it was interrupted by some very strange…

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