Deleuze’s “universal thought flow”

Dan Smith, On the Nature of Concepts Deleuze has a concept called “universal thought flow” which is like a background stupidity that we all partake in during normal life.  The art of genius and intelligence is the ability to pluck good ideas out of this flow of mostly stupid thoughts that we are inundated with.

Learning from doing

We learn nothing from those who say: ‘Do as I do.’ Our only teachers are those who tell us to ‘do with me’, and are able to emit signs to be developed in heterogeneity rather than to propose gestures for us to reproduce. In other words, there is no ideo-motivity, only sensory-motivity. Gilles Deleuze, Difference… Continue reading Learning from doing

From the little…

From the little reading I had done I had observed that the men who were most in life, who were moulding life, who were life itself, ate little, slept little, owned little or nothing. They had no illusions about duty, or the perpetuation of their kith and kin, or the preservation of the State… The… Continue reading From the little…

Foucault

It is the connection of desire to reality (and not it’s retreat into the forms of representation) that possesses revolutionary force. Michel Foucault, in the preface to Anti-Oedipus