French psychotherapist, philosopher and semiologist Pierre-Félix Guattari, born on this day 1930.

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He founded both schizoanalysis and ecosophy, and is best known for his intellectual collaborations with Gilles Deleuze, most notably Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia.

An early work that lays the foundation for establishing a “polemical” dimension to psychoanalysis. We certainly have the unconscious that we deserve, an unconscious for specialists, ready-made for an institutionalized discourse. I would rather see it as something that wraps itself around us in everyday objects, something that is involved with day-to-day problems, with the world outside. It would be the possible itself, open to the socius, to the cosmos… –from The Machinic Unconscious: Essays in Schizoanalysis. In his seminal solo-authored work The Machinic Unconscious (originally published in French in 1979), Felix Guattari lays the groundwork for a general pragmatics capable of resisting the semiotic enslavement of subjectivity.

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