Anti-Oedipus: From Psychoanalysis to Schizopolitics by Sylvere Special Editor Lotringer

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43 Donzelot This operation completes the adventure of desire, its migration from the primary situation where it was a simple effusion, a "germinal implex" running on the surface of the body of the earth, unaware of incest since the pure filiations did not presuppose names or functions that were discernible, but simple differences in intensity. Oedipus is born when society gains in extension what is loses in intensity. The prohibition therefore bears nomi� nally on incest, but what it represses is the unbridling of the free flows on the body of the earth.

Nevertheless, precisely from the impossibility of treating psychosis analy. 46 Analysis in Power tically (absence of transference), Freud inferred its structure. If one could not interpret a delirium, this was not because of its irrationality, but because it was already itself an in terprctation attendent upon the withdrawal of libido from objects and ego. In fact, psychotic deliria were thought to produce without resistance the very unconscious material and operations which, in the case of the neuroses, required the long labor of analytic interpretation to uncover.

This perhaps enables us to understand how it was that one could no longer advance in this direction except by practicing an underhanded or straight­ forward abolition of one term or the other in the problematic. What could not be established by means of a mutual dismantling of the respective domains, and even less so by a methodological closeness, was now sought in the simplest way possible: by settling accounts either with psychoanalysis or with Marxism. We will say then that Deleuze and Guattari's enterprise is a 34 An Antisoci% gy hyper·Marxism whereas Baudrillard's could be termed hyper-Freudian.

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