Reading this treatise by Deleuze and Guattari makes me realize that it is an enactment of the very rhizomatic negotiations that their thought has. —Deleuze and Guattari A Thousand Plateaus have criticized their theories of nomadology, capitalism, desire, and deterritorialization as being “antihistorical,”. Deleuze and Guattari’s ‘War Machine’ as a Critique of Hegel’s Political of A Thousand Plateaus: Nomadology, Anthropology, and Authority’.

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Let us return to the example of Gothic architecture for a reminder of how extensively the journeymen traveled, building cathedrals near and far, scattering construction sites across the land, drawing on an active and passive power mobility and the strike that was far from convenient for the State. Time changes rhythm according the space and place, then. The exteriority of the war machine is also attested to by ethnology a tribute to the memory of Pierre Clastres.

Nomadology: The War Machine, Deleuze & Guattari – ATLAS OF PLACES

In a sense, it could be said that all this has no importance, that thought has never had anything but laughable gravity.

Miriam Kohn rated it liked it Aug 13, It is not at all surprising that the philosopher has become a public professor or State functionary.

Only thought is capable of inventing the fiction of a State that is universal by right, of elevating the State to the level of de jure universality. In what way did people want or desire servitude, which most certainly did not come to them as the outcome of an involuntary and unfortunate war? Refresh and try again.

A Few Notes on Nomadology: The War Machine

Mechanisms for warding off, preventive yhe, are a part of chieftainship and keep an apparatus distinct from the social body from crystallising. It does not just go from the smooth to the striated, it reconstitutes smooth space; it reimparts smooth in the wake of the striated.


The ground-level plane of the Gothic journeyman is wad to the metric plane of the architect, which is on paper and off site. We are not saying that they are better, of course, only that they animate a fundamental indiscipline of the warrior!

You are commenting using your WordPress. Don’t tell me that time dwleuze thoughts would not be different, were we not all working in offices, but on the floor of the public restroom, or in the isle of some Safeway.

First of all, it uses a hydraulic model, rather than being a theory of solids treating fluids as a special case; ancient atomism is inseparable from flows, and flux is reality itself, or consistency.

For instance, the war machine invents speed and secrecy; but there is all the same a certain speed and a certain secrecy that pertain to the State, relatively, secondarily. The particularity of States becomes merely an accident of fact, as is their possible perversity, or their imperfection.

In modern States, the sociologist succeeded in replacing the philosopher as, for example, when Durkheim and his disciples set out to give the republic a secular model of thought.

The War Machine and Capitalism

Sean rated it really liked it Jan 20, The sea is perhaps principal among smooth spaces, the hydraulic model par excellence. But the nomad goes from point to point only as a consequence and as a factual necessity; in principle, points for him are relays along a trajectory.

To the heaviness of the bridge, to the striated space of thick and regular piles, he opposed a thinning and discontinuity of the piles, surbase, and vault, a lightness and continuous variation of the whole. Primitive war does not produce the State any more than it derives from it. It is therefore false to define the nomad by movement. Michaela rated it it was amazing Feb 06, It is the form of interiority of all science.


It has often been said that Islam, and the prophet Mohammed, performed such a conversion of religion nomaxology constituted a veritable esprit de machinf This modern strategy was communicated from the sea to the air, as the new smooth space, but also to the entire Earth considered as desert or sea. It can be said not only that there is no longer a need for skilled or qualified labor, but also that there is a need for unskilled or unqualified labor, for a dequalification of labor.

The outside appears simultaneously deleuzs two directions: Doubtless, the conditions were very different, for the division of labor according to State norms was by then an accomplished fact.

According to a recent book by Michel Serres, both the atomic physics of Democritus and Lucretius and the geometry of Archimedes are marked by it.

Nomadology: The War Machine

But why does Husserl see this as a protogeometry, a kind of halfway point and not a pure science? One is a text by Artaud, in his letters to Jacques Riviere, explaining that thought operates on the basis of a central breakdown, that it lives solely by its own incapacity to take on form, bringing into relief only traits of expression in a material, developing peripherally, in a pure milieu of exteriority, as a function of singularities nomzdology to universalise, of circumstances impossible to interiorise.

Movement is extensive; eeleuze is intensive.

Chess is a game of State, or of the court: