- Subject index
This accessible book examines critically the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, clarifying the ideas of these two notoriously difficult thinkers without over-simplifying them. Divided into three sections - Knowledge, Power, and Liberation of Desire - the book provides a systematic account of the intellectual context as well as an exhaustive analysis of the key themes informing Deleuze and Guattari's work. It provides the framework for reading the important and influential study Capitalism and Schizophrenia and, with the needs of students in mind, explains the key concepts in Deleuze and Guattari's discussion of philosophy, art and politics. Definitive and incisive, the book will be invaluable in situating the philosop
Chapter 8: The Liberation of Work
The Liberation of Work
Repression of Work
Everyone wants to know the truth. That is, if they are not distracted from thinking by extrinsic concerns. So the general presupposition has it (Deleuze, 1994: 131). In relation to work, however, the converse presupposition holds sway: nobody wants to work. People are generally lazy. If they do work, it is only so that they might improve the conditions of their rest (Nietzsche, 1961: 56–8). One might work because one desires a pleasure, or because one is anxious about satisfying a need. Pleasure and satisfaction are the end of work, and mark the end of work. In heaven, nobody works for a living. A phantasy of a universal condition of antiproduction existing by right, if not ...