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29 jan

Djordje Hristov – Fascism in the Works of Deleuze and Guattari

Tekst je objavljen u 8. broju Časopisa Stvar

Đorđe Hristov



1.The concept of fascism

The following text represents a collection of extracts from my PhD on Deleuze’s and Hegel’s concept of the State. These parts of my thesis present Deleuze’s and Guattari’s difference between fascism, on the one hand, and permanent revolution, on the other. These two concepts relate to two distinct relationships between desiring-production and social production.

Desiring-production signifies the synthesis of both material and conscious-unconscious phenomenal productive capacity of life. Social production, on the other hand, signifies the social organization of this capacity, i.e. its subjection to pre-determined social aims and goals. The relationship between these two forms of production presents us with a complex interplay: desiring-production (or desire) is always already social production. However, social production always also represents a reduction of desiring-production. The reason for this reduction is the fact that productive capacity of life in general, when subjected to socially sanctioned aims and goals (e.g. capital) loses its main qualification of being undetermined by any purpose. Desire is, in other words, without purpose.

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