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Felix Guattari's Schizoanalytic Ecology$
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Hanjo Berressem

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474450751

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450751.001.0001

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Conclusion: Right Here, Right Now

Conclusion: Right Here, Right Now

(p.233) Conclusion: Right Here, Right Now
Felix Guattari's Schizoanalytic Ecology

Hanjo Berressem

Edinburgh University Press

Drawing on Jan Smuts’ notion of a holism that is not whole, the conclusion argues that Guattari considers any given situation as always already ecological, and as simultaneously scientific, political, philosophical, biological, chemical, and so on. To consider a situation ecologically, therefore, means to consider it according to an overall ecological attitude, and to administer it with the aim of creating a space that allows to actualize viable modes of life. In the terms of Schizoanalytic Cartography, to act ecologically means to square situations in the light of the operation of an excessive, experimental, luminous world that everywhere favours change and newness over stasis. Accordingly, a schizoecologic ethics should be adequate to the world’s given multiplicity, as expresssed by Heinz von Foerster’s ethical imperative to act in such a way that the number of possibilities of choice increases. For better and worse, Guattari’s schizoecology is always ‘right here, right now.’

Keywords:   Smuts, holism, attitude, administration, modes of life, squaring, situation, experimental, multiplicity, newness

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