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...that's been remade to look so much like an x that all protests can be deemed mere pedantry (the hysteria that sours reason)...

The 60's critiques of the rational were anti-formalist and anti-normative arguments about on what terms to organize value in the social: certainly they were neither against THOUGHT as such, nor, necessarily, arguments for embracing radically non-sovereign or anarchic modes of expressivity. Of course, literalizations happen. (See IRRATIONALITY.)

"Reason is always a region cut out of the irrational – not sheltered from the irrational at all, but a region traversed by the irrational and defined only by a certain type of relation between irrational factors. Underneath all reason lies delirium, drift. Everything is rational in capitalism, except capital or capitalism itself. The stock market is certainly rational; one can understand it, study it, the capitalists know how to use it, and yet
it is completely delirious, it's mad.

It is in this sense that we say: the rational is always the rationality of an irrational."
From Deleuze and Guattari, Chaosophy

Just to start a conversation: talk amongst yourselves.

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