On this edition of Parallax Views Theory Talk's Taylor Adkins joins me to discuss the life, times, and works of activist and "schizoanalyst" Felix Guattari. Guattari is perhaps most known for his collaborations with the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, most notably the two volume Capitalism and Schizophrenia, which cleverly subverted Freudian psychoanalysis in the age of Jacques Lacan. As such we begin the conversation by discussing Sigmund Freud and the foundation of psychoanalysis before taking a deep dive into Guattari, his radicalism and time at the experimental clinic Le Borde, the failed uprising of May '68 that influenced Deleuze and Guattari, The Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia Vol. 1, rhizomes and nomadic war machines, Guattari's The Three Ecologies, "lines of flight", the concept of schizoanalysis, and much more in this over 2 hour episode!
Felix Guattari (left) and Gilles Deleuze (right)