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Machinic Animism. Fragment

Author(s): Maurizio Lazzarato, Angela Melitopoulos
Contributor(s): Piotr Mierzwa (Translator)
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: animism;machinistic animism

Summary/Abstract: It is within this framework of a search for a new definition of subjectivity, one that could escape the capitalist enterprise, that reference to animism is often made. In Guattari’s work subjectivity loses the transcendent and transcendental status that characterizes the Western paradigm in the same manner as in animist societies. Guattari’s thought and that of animist societies can find common ground in such an understanding of subjectivity. But, just as in archaic societies, one cannot imagine the ecology of nature without simultaneously considering the ecology of the mind and of the social. One must then update cosmic thinking, in which “soul” and “machine” exist everywhere concurrently – in the infinitely small as well as in the infinitely large. The three ecologies of Guattari, leaving behind the parcelling of reality and subjectivity, reacquaint us with the conditions of the possibility of cosmic thinking and politics.

  • Issue Year: 331/2020
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 78-79
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish