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obsolete-capitalismObsolete Capitalism, Acceleration, Revolution and Money in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus

Translated by Letizia Rustichelli and Ettore Lancellotti, Revised by Edmund Berger Anti-copyright, August 2016, Rizosfera/Obsolete Capitalism, Creative Commons 4.0. ISBN 9788875591007- 2

The book series entitled «The Strong of the Future» deals with accelerationist philosophy, in particular with the thought based on Nietzsche, Klossowski and Acéphale magazine, Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault and Lyotard.

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“In the famous introduction of the American edition of the volume Anti-Oedipus (1977) Foucault defined Deleuze and Guattari’s book as an introduction to a non-fascist life (Introduction à la vie non-fasciste). He referred to it as to an ethical work conceived to fight the most strategic enemy, namely fascism, as well as a way to experience a new life amended from the worst cancer. The real question is: which behaviour shall one conduct to avoid becoming fascist? The essay represents a work of «Ars politica» of resistance that could be openly defined as anti-fascist. What is then the difference between non-fascist and anti-fascist? Which revolutionary path for a non-fascist world? To answer these and other questions from a diverging position of the traditional Left, the essay “Acceleration, Revolution and Money in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus” inspects and investigates the accelerationist politics that Foucault, Klossowski, Deleuze and Guattari activated in the 70s. Such accelerationist «ars politica» is destined to continue radically changing the nature of the Left in XXI century.”

Chapter I
The Locus classicus of the contemporary accelerationist movement: Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-OEdipus

Chapter II
The morning acceleration: a headless revolution

Chapter III
For an Erotica of the Revolution

Chapter IV
The infinite money: desire, value and simulacrum

3 thoughts on “Acceleration, Revolution and Money in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus (2016)

  1. Janet Abbey says:

    Adorno’s The Authoritarian Personality begins at birth. When this “matured adult” enters the political arena it is the fascist personality. Wilhelm Reich’s Listen Little Man is a short expose worth understanding.Krishnamurti is excellent on observing fascism at the most minute level, as is Foucault. Krishnamurti said he didn’t do the same exercises every morning regarding that “as fascism.” For years David Bowie changed where he slept every night to avoid forming any habitual habits there so he could stay freshly creative. Bourgeois capitalism enforces this on us and we succumb to the Media is the Message, the content is irrelevant.Teach young children in a free educational setting and all your finely ingrained habits of responding are crumbled to dust in front of you everyday until you just give up and “flow with the now.”

  2. Janet Abbey says:

    Tiqqun addresses this in its “living currency” embodied in YOUNG-GIRL.

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