The Circulation of Desire: The Emergence of Underground Music Culture In The 1970’s and Deleuze and Guattari (Part I)

(A project which is a few years old, but have been meaning to return to) The project embarked upon by Michel Foucault in The History of Madness was an archeological understanding of the transition/translocation of the ‘madman,’ from the Classical to the Modern age; from the outer reaches of society to their confinement in prisons … Continue reading The Circulation of Desire: The Emergence of Underground Music Culture In The 1970’s and Deleuze and Guattari (Part I)

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The Tragic Community: Nietzsche and Philosophy as A Treatise on Politics (Part II)

“When someone asks “what’s the use of philosophy?” the reply must be aggressive, since the question tries to be ironic and caustic. Philosophy does not serve the State or the Church, who have other concerns. It serves no established power. The use of philosophy is to sadden. A philosophy that saddens no one, that annoys … Continue reading The Tragic Community: Nietzsche and Philosophy as A Treatise on Politics (Part II)

The Tragic Community: Nietzsche and Philosophy as A Treatise on Politics (Part I)

(A year old paper that I still mean to return to) “Of what account is a book that never carries us away beyond all books?”- Friederich Nietzsche In a 1990 interview with Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri poses a rather interesting question regarding Deleuze’s early monographs on key figures in his personal canon: “Already in the … Continue reading The Tragic Community: Nietzsche and Philosophy as A Treatise on Politics (Part I)