Becoming Deleuzian?

14 April 2006 at 12:32 pm 2 comments

I actually woke up this morning and, while in that half-haze of sleep and waking, starting thinking with Deleuzian concepts. I thought of how schizophrenic thought happens at high speed and wondered if the speed of thought could be measured. It’s probably not so much “fast” thinking (as neuronal firing is an electrical phenomenon that probably happens at speeds defined by the laws of physics) as truly rhizomatic thinking, as thinking that branches out into new areas, creating new connections in the mind of the schizophrenic that are “abnormal.” It would be a kind of “cinematic” thinking along the lines of Deleuze’s “movement-image” (as described by Clare Colebrook in her excellent introduction to Deleuze, which I am reading now). But there is a kind of “speed” to it insofar as it creates an “intensity,” both in the more common sense of “being intense” (like wow, he’s intense, man) as well as the sense that DeLanda develops in Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy, in which something approaches a phase transition–starts to boil, for example. The schizophrenic as boiling-brain.

I can relate to that. I’ve been there.


Entry filed under: delanda, Deleuze, philosophy.

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  • 1. Walter Lewallen  |  21 May 2006 at 4:32 pm

    Schreber/Lacan/1956 seminar: a loose end from my diss: Ulmer describes lacan’s notion of signature–the “accent” of the paranoid schizs language.

  • 2. The Speed of Thought « The Electrate Professor  |  6 June 2010 at 3:33 am

    […] have considered the question of thought-speed in the context of Deleuzian philosophy in my other blog: I actually woke up this morning and, while […]


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