Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 07:08:52 EDT
You gave me a fascinating response -- thank you -- I'm still digesting it, so
forgive me for not responding in more detail.
I think, though, that I may be able to better summarize my original point as
follows: your original question regarding understanding and experience in
Deleuze seems, to me, to have as its implicit center some notion of
authenticity . . . but, I want to ask, how much relevance does a notion like
authenticity have in a Deleuzean context? Wouldn't the more interesting
question be one of use? What about Deleuze and his
works/thoughts/texts/machines/concepts is useful to you? And how do you put
them to use? What works and what doesn't? Authenticity just seems fairly
irrelevant to me in light of such questions . . . but then maybe I'm just
damning myself because this response to you is a sort of seeking of Deleuzean
authenticity . . . ? I don't know . . .