2 replies on “death to the rhizome”

  1. What’s your beef with the rhizome? Its use as an aesthetic cover for hippy-trippy liberal woolly-headedness?

  2. yeah, that’s pretty much it;) Here are some comments I prepared earlier:

    http://eventmechanics.net.au/?p=675

    I am basically a masculinist when it comes to scholarly work, everything is ‘hard’ and agonistic, etc., so I prefer the bergsonian terminology of actual and virtual multiplicities, not how this is actualised as ‘rhizome’ and ‘tree’ modes of organisation in ATP. I have no problem with the concept of the rhizome, especially in pedagogical situations, but when doing ‘applied philosophy’ it is better, I think, to create concepts that are properly worthy of whatever your individuation… and this is what most authoirs in the book do rather well.

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