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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


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Foucault lesen (2017)

vogelmannFrieder Vogelmann, Foucault lesen, Springer, 2017

Dieses Springer essential stellt einen systematischen und philosophischen Lektürevorschlag zur Diskussion: Systematisch werden Foucaults Schriften von seiner methodologischen Perspektive her als nihilistische, nominalistische und historizistische Analyse von Praktiken und den in ihnen produzierten Wirklichkeiten entlang der drei Achsen des Wissens, der Macht und der Selbstverhältnisse gedeutet. Die Konsequenzen dieser Interpretation werden anhand der Positionen umrissen, die sich in Bezug auf Foucaults Kritikbegriff, seine Attacke auf die Human- und, als Teil davon, die Sozialwissenschaften und sein Verhältnis zum Neoliberalismus ergeben. Philosophisch ist dieser Lektürevorschlag, weil er die Historisierung von Wahrheit als Kern von Foucaults philosophischem Verfahren behauptet.

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Editor: I am delighted to announce that my long out of print 1989 book (originally published with Macmillan) is soon to be republished as an ebook.

Springer is also offering a special offer of 50% off all its Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Language ebooks until 17 October 2016,

fhpClare O’Farrell, Foucault: Historian or Philosopher? ebook, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming

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The controversial French thinker, Michel Foucault, was famous not only for the variety of his interests but also for his frequent changes of position. Clare O’Farrell, in a lively and lucid account argues that for all this diversity his work was held together by a coherent theme, namely the idea that philosophy should be practised as an historical inquiry into the limits of ordered experience. At the same time, Foucault’s work is situated in its intellectual and social context in France and striking differences between its French- and English-language reception are discussed and explained.

Short previews of two chapters are available on the Springer site

1. A New Generation of Thinkers
2. The Same, the Other and the Limit
3. Discontinuity and Order
4. In Search of the Limit
5. The Limits Forgotten
6. The Return of the Limits

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Pierre Macherey, 10 – Foucault lecteur de Roussel : la littérature comme philosophie, Pierre Macherey À quoi pense la littérature ?, Presses Universitaires de France, 1990, édition numérique (2016)

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Dans son travail, Foucault a réservé une place exceptionnelle à la littérature, à laquelle il a reconnu le statut d’un révélateur théorique : Les mots et les choses, dont le titre évoque directement les problèmes de la littérature, en témoignent particulièrement. Foucault a fait plus que réfléchir sur la littérature, il a travaillé avec la littérature : ce qui le préoccupait, c’était d’en faire un…

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obs-capPubblicato online l’e.book:
Moneta, rivoluzione e filosofia dell’avvenire. Nietzsche e la politica accelerazionista in Deleuze, Foucault, Klossowski, Guattari (Obsolete Capitalism Free Press – Rizosfera, 2016).
Link at Variazioni foucaultiane

L’antologia a cura di Obsolete Capitalism è scaricabile online gratuitamente.

Autori e autrici: Algorithmic Committee, Sara Baranzoni, Edmund Berger, Lapo Berti, Paolo Davoli, Network Ensemble, Letizia Rustichelli, Obsolete Capitalism, Obsolete Capitalism Sound System, Francesco Tacchini, Paolo Vignola.

Moneta, rivoluzione e filosofia dell’avvenire
a cura di Obsolete Capitalism

Siamo proiettati a velocità fotonica nella comunicazione istantanea e nel controllo continuo mentre le forme di dominio rapido appaiono inarrestabili. Il museo delle ideologie si riempie di concetti in via di esaurimento quali capitalismo, neoliberismo, marxismo, keynesismo. Ora, con più esattezza, il sistema modula i vari flussi che innervano il pianeta: Moneta, Ricerca, Controllo, Informazione, Circuito sono i vecchi nomi che attraverso una nuova velocità producono potere. Maggiore è l’immanenza del Mercato, maggiore è la probabilità che al conflitto si sostituisca l’interruzione, il virus, la fuga di notizie, l’invisibilità, il fuori-circuito, la biforcazione. Uno squarcio nella «zona grigia» dell’egemonia.

Gli autori del libro Moneta, rivoluzione e filosofia dell’avvenire indagano alcune aree poco battute di politica accelerazionista attraverso linee teoriche contagiate dalle filosofie più visionarie: Nietzsche, Klossowski, Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault. Più che analizzare la grande trasformazione culturale in atto, la presente antologia evidenzia i pericoli in cui incorre il pensiero del futuro quando ancora mantiene pratiche, schemi e linguaggi di un’epoca industriale e post-industriale che mostra in tutti i suoi aspetti una crisi perpetua. Siamo tutti coinvolti nel duro intreccio di liberazioni insperate e nuovi asservimenti che ci prospetta la presentificazione del futuro da parte della tecnologia a linguaggio numerico, ma – come afferma Deleuze – «non è il caso né di avere paura, né di sperare, bisogna cercare nuove armi». Sperimentare è dunque il primo impegno politico e filosofico per un futuro differente.

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Progressive Geographies

Foucault, Biopolitics, and Governmentality, an open-access e-book edited by Sven-Olov Wallenstein and Jakob Nilsson, with essays by Thomas Lemke, Johanna Oksala, Catherine Mills, Julian Reid, Lukasz Stanek, Helena Mattsson, Warren Neidich, Cecilia Sjoholm, Maurizio Lazzarato, and Adenna Mey.

diva2_615362Foucault’s work on biopolitics and governmentality has inspired a wide variety of responses, ranging from philosophy and political science to history, legal studies, and urban planning. Drawing on historical sources from antiquity to twentieth century liberalism.

Foucault presented us with analyses of freedom, individuality, and power that cut right to the heart of these matters in the present.

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elden-cramptonJeremy W. Crampton, Stuart Elden (Eds.): Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography, London: Ashgate, November 2012 (E.book, Illustrated edition)

Previous Ed: paperback February 2007; hardback February 2007

Michel Foucault’s work is rich with implications and insights concerning spatiality, and has inspired many geographers and social scientists to develop these ideas in their own research. This book, the first to engage Foucault’s geographies in detail from a wide range of perspectives, is framed around his discussions with the French geography journal Hérodote in the mid 1970s. The opening third of the book comprises some of Foucault’s previously untranslated work on questions of space, a range of responses from French and English language commentators, and a newly translated essay by Claude Raffestin, a leading Swiss geographer.The rest of the book presents specially commissioned essays which examine the remarkable reception of Foucault’s work in English and French language geography; situate Foucault’s project historically; and provide a series of developments of his work in the contemporary contexts of power, biopolitics, governmentality and war. Contributors include a number of key figures in social/spatial theory such as David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara Mills, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah. Written in an open and engaging tone, the contributors discuss just what they find valuable – and frustrating – about Foucault’s geographies. This is a book which will both surprise and challenge.

Introduction: Space, knowledge and power: Foucault and geography, Stuart Elden and Jeremy W. Crampton.

Part 1 Questions:
Some questions from Michel Foucault to Hérodote, Michel Foucault (translated by Stuart Elden).

Part 2 Francophone Responses – 1977:
Hérodote editorial, translated by Gerald Moore;
Response: Jean-Michel Brabant (translated by Gerald Moore);
Response: Alain Joxe (translated by Gerald Moore);
Response:Jean-Bernard Racine and Claude Raffestin (translated by Gerald Moore);
Response: Michel Riou (translated by Gerald Moore).

Part 3 Anglophone Responses – 2006:
The Kantian roots of Foucault’s dilemmas, David Harvey;
Geography, gender and power, Sara Mills;
Overcome by space: reworking Foucault, Nigel Thrift;
Foucault among the geographers, Thomas Flynn.

Part 4 Contexts:
Strategy, medicine and habitat: Foucault in 1976, Stuart Elden;
Formations of ‘Foucault’ in Anglo-American geography: an archaeological sketch, Matthew Hannah;
Catalysts and converts: sparking interest for Foucault among Francophone geographers, Juliet J. Fall;
Could Foucault have revolutionized geography?, Claude Raffestin (translated by Gerald Moore).

Part 5 Texts:
The incorporation of the hospital into modern technology, Michel Foucault (translated by Edgar Knowlton Jr., William J. King, and Stuart Elden);
The meshes of power, Michel Foucault (translated by Gerald Moore);
The language of space, Michel Foucault (translated by Gerald Moore);
The force of flight, Michel Foucault (translated by Gerald Moore);
Questions on geography, Michel Foucault (translated by Colin Gordon).

Part 6 Development:
Geographies of governmentality, Margo Huxley;
The history of medical geography after Foucault, Gerry Kearns;
Maps, race and Foucault: eugenics and territorialization following World War I, Jeremy W. Crampton;
Beyond the Panopticon? Foucault and surveillance studies, David Murakami Wood;
Beyond the European province: Foucault and postcolonialism, Stephen Legg; Foucault, sexuality, geography, Philip Howell;
The problem with Empire, Mathew Coleman and John A. Agnew;
‘Bellicose history’ and ‘local discursivities’: an archaeological reading of Michel Foucault’s Society Must be Defended, Chris Philo.

About the Editors:
Dr Jeremy W. Crampton is from the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University, USA. Dr Stuart Elden is from the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK.

Reviews: ‘Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography elaborates Foucault’s thinking about geography and space in fascinating ways. Foucault scholars will be delighted and perhaps amazed to see this side of Foucault, and the book will immediately become an essential text for all geographers and everyone interested in Foucault’s understanding of space and its broader influence in the social sciences and social and cultural theory.’
John Pickles, University of North Carolina, USA

‘For anyone interested in Foucault, geography and space, this is the essential reference work. This outstanding and comprehensive collection brings together for the first time, not only original texts by Foucault, but also the work of French and Anglophone commentators and authorities in the area. An invaluable and beautifully organized resource, highly recommended for both students and scholars alike.’
Clare O’Farrell, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

‘The work of French philosopher Foucault is here excavated, translated, interpreted, assessed, and applied…This is a thoughtful and imaginative undertaking, replete with utile index .…Recommended.’

‘…it avoids the trap of “hyper-reflexivity” which would harm the quality of the work…the most enriching aspect of this volume is clearly that it identifies that Foucault’s reflections represent a veritable goldmine for geographers and anyone interested in questions of space.’
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With thanks to Variazioni foucaultiane for this news

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