Ideas from 'A Conversation: what is it? What is it for?' by Gilles Deleuze [1977], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Dialogues II' by Deleuze,Gilles [Continuum 2006,0-8264-9077-8]].

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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 1. History of Philosophy
The history of philosophy is an agent of power: how can you think if you haven't read the great names?
1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy
Thought should be thrown like a stone from a war-machine
1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly
Philosophy aims to become the official language, supporting orthodoxy and the state
1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 7. Limitations of Analysis
When I meet objections I just move one; they never contribute anything
1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy
We must create new words, and treat them as normal, and as if designating real things.
2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 1. Dialectic
Don't assess ideas for truth or justice; look for another idea, and establish a relationship with it
Dualisms can be undone from within, by tracing connections, and drawing them to a new path
5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 2. Aporiai
Before we seek solutions, it is important to invent problems
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / i. Deflating being
Before Being there is politics
15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 1. Mind / d. Location of mind
A meeting of man and animal can be deterritorialization (like a wasp with an orchid)
16. Persons / E. Rejecting the Self / 1. Self as Indeterminate
People consist of many undetermined lines, some rigid, some supple, some 'lines of flight'
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / b. Freedom of belief
Some lines (of flight) are becomings which escape the system