FERREYRA Diego Julian
congresos y reuniones científicas
A Deleuzian State Against the Capitalist War Machine
Congreso; 11th International Deleuze and Guattari Conference 2018; 2018
Institución organizadora:
Deleuze Studies / Unicamp
Along with the sustained effort that Deleuze and Guattari go intothinking the concept of "war machine" as a positive assemblagefor political action, remains the fact that in the last pages of "Apparatus of Capture" -the last Plateau to be written-they characterize capitalism as an enormous war machine of which theStates are only the parts. We are at a practical philosophy fork: one path leads to the multiplication of non-axiomatic war machines which struggle to assemble themselves against thesmooth space of the world-economy (this path takes the process beyond capitalism, with the risk of embracing an anarcho-capitalism and enforcing the axiomatic); the other path goes beyond the concept of State such as Deleuze himself has thought it (even though he wrote to Guattari saying that he was "blocked" regarding the State apparatus). This is the path that we will take in the paper: not to think the State any longer as a domain of realization of capital, but as a pocket of resistance. The experience of the popular governmentsof Latin America has shown both the possibility and the fragility of this project. We will try to show how a Deleuzian State can be conceived through an application of the ontology of Difference and repetition. In the one hand the concept of Idea allows usto think the relations andparts of the State asan actualization of thedifferentialrelations and singularities of the virtual realm; in the other hand, the concept of Intensity allows to include in the concept of State our bodies and our emotions asconditionof its actualization.p { text-indent: 0.5cm; margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; text-align: justify; }p.western { font-family: "Times new roman", serif; }p.cjk { font-size: 10pt; }