A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 1)

Desiring machines At the outset of Anti-Oedipus Deleuze and Guattari lays out what they understand as desiring machines. The mouth coupled with the breast, the bee coupled with the flower. Desire, in Deleuze’s understanding of the word, is productive, it drives us forward, the amalgamation of the in some sense heretofore singular, or at least separable, into a new totality is how desire works. Desire … Fortsätt läsa A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 1)

Sex, Money & Theology

What is theology? I know, had that been the ”sexy” headline this may become the least read piece I’ve ever written. However, I believe that there is much to be said on this topic. One way of thinking about theology is to align with a tweet from theologian David Capener: Contemporary theology seems to be about answering questions no one is asking. I believe this has a painful … Fortsätt läsa Sex, Money & Theology

The Cure #1: Control+Alt+Deleuze

In my last post I posited that capitalist individualism may be seen as a sickness. I wouldn’t do my job as a deleuzian philosopher if I didn’t take the mission command to introduce new problems and dream up new concepts, new worlds even. Here is one idea that has been floating around in my head for some time. How to merge a libertarianism (verging on anarchism) … Fortsätt läsa The Cure #1: Control+Alt+Deleuze

The Sickness

We live in a world where we are told by forces (I know, it sounds ominous but bear with me) tell us that the individual should be self-sufficient. In their seminal works on Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Deleuze and Guattari talks about how psychoanalysis ’works’, but is no neutral practice. I would argue that the same holds true for not only psychoanalysis but principally every strand of psychology … Fortsätt läsa The Sickness

”Deleuzian” Theology

There’s nothing rotten in the state of theology Gilles Deleuze. In a list compiling the authors of the most cited authors of books in the humanities, Deleuze came in 12th place. As such he is unquestionably one of the super stars of 20th century philosophy. Within theology there is currently an increasing number of theologians looking to the works of Deleuze (including those written together … Fortsätt läsa ”Deleuzian” Theology

Creating the Political Future

”Det geniala med lagen är att det bygger på en tydlig representation av det gudomliga. Den hyllar visserligen Gud – att hylla någon som ända aldrig lägger sig i något kostar ingenting, och det är därför också det äldsta metafysiska tricket i boken – men det viktiga är inte vem lagen hyllar, utan att den bygger på något fysiskt frånvarande så att den med hyllningen som kamouflage … Fortsätt läsa Creating the Political Future

Why Diets are Destructive

A while back, I sent out a post on Facebook asking what kind of questions people would like me to engage, philosophically on this blog. One such question was health. We live in a contemporary situation where health is an extremely obscured  issue. Not least because how it constantly intertwines with moralism and at the same time curiously is a strategy for coping with nihilism. … Fortsätt läsa Why Diets are Destructive

Lyrics & Interpretations: Darkness on the Edge of Ecstasy

Here, I’ve collected the lyrics and interpretations I offer to all of the tracks on my album. Excluded are the songs ”I don’t know”, ”Britch” and ”Weapon Together” as they have no ’real’ lyrics. Also, as I haven’t written ”Song” myself, but this is a cover of a Lewis Taylor track, I’ve chosen not to include that. Anyway, here goes the list: Circles It Could … Fortsätt läsa Lyrics & Interpretations: Darkness on the Edge of Ecstasy

Thinking and Relating without Representation

It’s not entirely easy to describe what non-representational thinking is, but accept the challenge and see if you follow (and comment if you don’t quite understand my way of explaining). I’ve chosen to do it here by (mainly) talking about it as a matter of desires, fantasies, sex and relationships. What separates Gilles Deleuze (who is sometimes referred to as a post-structuralist) from structuralists is … Fortsätt läsa Thinking and Relating without Representation