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Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Penguin Classics)
Author: Gilles Deleuze - Felix Guattari
ISBN 13: 9780143105824
ISBN 10: 143105825
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009-05-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $22.00
 
 

An "introduction to the nonfascist life" (Michel Foucault, from the Preface)

When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and "a work of heretical madness" by others. In it, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari set forth the following theory: Western society's innate herd instinct has allowed the government, the media, and even the principles of economics to take advantage of each person's unwillingness to be cut off from the group. What's more, those who suffer from mental disorders may not be insane, but could be individuals in the purest sense, because they are by nature isolated from society. More than twenty-five years after its original publication, Anti-Oedipus still stands as a controversial contribution to a much-needed dialogue on the nature of free thinking.