Some posts published in Schizosophy have produced at least two interesting reactions in the philosophical blogosphere. For instance, in his blog Speculative Humbug, Dave J. Allen shares his concerning about secularization and desire, underlining Deleuze and Guattari’s critique of desire in Capitalism and Schizophrenia:
“Regardless of whether their alternative, affirmative conception of desire is plausible, it seems to have lost none of its poignancy. If we read Deleuze and Guattari’s critical project –as I think we should– as developing the Nietzschean project of a radical secularization of our conceptual schemata; and, if we acknowledge the theological character of this ‘painful deficit’-conception of desire, then those of us concerned to free ourselves from the debilitating aspects of our theological conceptual heritage can perhaps find some interesting resources in Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Is there another way to think about desire – another way to desire – which wouldn’t be bogged down by guilt and suffering, but which would be a positive power and a creative, experimental force?