BwO

Catherine-J
Catherine-J
Dec 17, 2008, 8:39 PM |
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I just finished the infamous read from Delueze and Guattari's "A Thousand Plateus:  Capitalism and Schizophrenia" Body without organs dialogue.  Seriously, I've read through the book before, and i skipped this section because it disturbed me so.  Yesterday, I digested it whole.

It is unnatural to feel singular, we are a collection of organs and tissues with governing bodies.  Yet, our minds perception of self is predominantly singular, subject to subdivisions, but singular.  It is an illusion of self, based upon how our organs function as autonomous units and as a whole related to out auto-immune/nervous system.

Our selves are products of biology, but please do not delve into the body without organs, because it is truly twisted when taken literally.  This passage on BwOs has shaken me to my core, even more than william s. borough's "Naked Lunch"