The authors set forth a theory that "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" and that "those who suffer from mental disorders my not be insane, but could be individuals in the purest sense."--Publisher's description.
I find myself drawn to Guattari as the more significant of the two thinkers that are one. Is it the wasp or the orchid becoming orchid or wasp?
Introduction: Love Story between an Orchid and a Wasp
My review from 1994 would be gushing, one near febrile abuzz with the insights revealed in this suicide vest of a book. My 2011 self appreciates the arsenal of metaphors and allusions established. It also recognizes the limits of application of this in ordinary life. That is the present project, no? I mean we are living in some guise, whether or not as bodies without organs; but we find ourselves trapped in associations both molar and molecular: all the while feeling for stones in our pockets as we're prohibited from lounging on the turf outside.
By the way, I dispute the work's inclusion under psychology or philosophy.