Suidas in Philosophie 47 par André Bernold
This posting is the text of a cut-up I did of an English translation of Andre Bernold's obituary lament for Gilles Deleuze. It is , or was a sort of , fictionalized text when it was written and philosophizes and fictionalizes in high poetic lamentation Gilles Deleuze's place in the history of philosophers.the cut-up technique is a methofd of re-aranging texts in several ways that often opens up latent or new perceptions in the original.
. Of the Three Testaments. The Galician, or Of Coldness, orOf Galician, or Of Coldness, or Of Cruelty. Of Larvae. Of the IdeaCruelty. Of Larvae. Of the Idea that Watches Us. Misosophy. Of thethat Watches Us. Misosophy. Of the Egg. Of the Clear and the Egg. Ofthe Clear and the Obscure. Of the Universal Spider. That Obscure. Ofthe Universal Spider. That Every Intensity is Agonizing. Of theEvery Intensity is Agonizing. Of the Sardine. On the Question „Who?Of Sardine. On the Question „Who? Of the Orgy. Of Nobody. OnUniversal the Orgy. Of Nobody. On Universal Collapse. In Praise ofLucretius. Of Collapse. In Praise of Lucretius. Of the Viscera. OfComplication. Handbook of the Viscera. Of Complication. Handbook ofTorsions. That It Is Agreeable Not Torsions. That It Is AgreeableNot to Explain Oneself Too Much. Of to Explain Oneself Too Much. Ofthe Singularities that Unsettle Us. Of the Singularities thatUnsettle Us. Of the Cloaca. Of the Triumph of the Cloaca. Of theTriumph of Slaves. The Cloak. What Belongs to Slaves. The Cloak.What Belongs to Us Under a More Subtle Solicitation. Us Under a MoreSubtle Solicitation. Of Absolute Depth. Of Unknown Joy. Of AbsoluteDepth. Of Unknown Joy. seems never to have been work seems never tohave been understood by anyone among philosophical folk. understoodby anyone among philosophical folk. In geometry, he discovered thepulsation In geometry, he discovered the pulsation of spirals. Hedeclared that the of spirals. He declared that the love of childrenfor their mother love of children for their mother repeats otheradult loves for other repeats other adult loves for other women.There was a multitude of women. There was a multitude of otherDeleuzes. Here is the list other Deleuzes. Here is the list of hisworks: Of the Event, of his works: Of the Event, in 34 books. Of theConstellations in 34 books. Of the Constellations that Pierce Us. Ofthe Impassability that Pierce Us. Of the Impassability ofIncorporeals. Of Paradox and Fate. of Incorporeals. Of Paradox andFate. On the Wounds that are Received On the Wounds that areReceived While Sleeping. Symptoms. On the Demons‚ While Sleeping.Symptoms. On the Demons‚ Leap. Of Tubercules. Of the Noble Leap. OfTubercules. Of the Noble Man. On the Ugliness of the Man. On theUgliness of the Human Face. Of Idiots. Of Invisible Human Face. OfIdiots. Of Invisible Witnesses. The Prince of Philosophers. OnWitnesses. The Prince of Philosophers. On Degrees. Of the ThreeTestaments. The oedema of the feet. We read in Aristoxenes of his Weread in Aristoxenes of his Treatise on the Refrain, the daringTreatise on the Refrain, the daring of which is extreme. One furtherof which is extreme. One further finds Of the Line, and Of finds Ofthe Line, and Of Sublime Images. Proclus recopies a very SublimeImages. Proclus recopies a very obscure passage on, the virgin, theobscure passage on, the virgin, the one who never lived, beyond theone who never lived, beyond the lover and beyond the mother, wholover and beyond the mother, who coexists with the one and iscoexists with the one and is contemporaneous with the other. In thecontemporaneous with the other. In the same spot, he says that everysame spot, he says that every reminiscence is erotic. Strabo insiststhat reminiscence is erotic. Strabo insists that he was anastonishing geologist. With he was an astonishing geologist. WithFélix he composed, aside from Against Félix he composed, aside fromAgainst Oedema, which also contains a Politics Oedema, which alsocontains a Politics and a Geography which are assuredly and aGeography which are assuredly never lived madly enough: On Strata,never lived madly enough: On Strata, that similarly includes aStrategy. That that similarly includes a Strategy. That work was thehour the hour, it was the hour of profound darkness; for there is ofprofound darkness; for there is much dread in his books. Even muchdread in his books. Even the sky suffered from its cardinal the skysuffered from its cardinal points and its constellations, he said.points and its constellations, he said. Regarding the element, muchhesitating is Regarding the element, much hesitating is permitted,for he speaks of everything permitted, for he speaks of everythingwith a rare splendor. He passionately with a rare splendor. Hepassionately loves the earth; Aratos says that loves the earth;Aratos says that he was a troglodyte. He celebrates he was atroglodyte. He celebrates the serried lines of the waters, theserried lines of the waters, and fire, according to him, is andfire, according to him, is soluble. His element nevertheless isaerial˜overhang, soluble. His element nevertheless isaerial˜overhang, suspension, and profound fall. He was suspension,and profound fall. He was also a doctor, the last to also a doctor,the last to treat medicine as an art. We treat medicine as an art.We cite two books on monsters, two cite two books on monsters, twoon wounds and the most famous, on wounds and the most famous, on theoedema of the feet. on the detested everything that diminished. Hewrote much, perhaps that diminished. He wrote much, perhaps morethan anyone else, if one more than anyone else, if one considers thedensity of his works. considers the density of his works. Eventhough he addressed logic and Even though he addressed logic andmorality at length, he must be morality at length, he must be placedin the ranks of the placed in the ranks of the physicists, indeed inthe first rank. physicists, indeed in the first rank. He left a textOf Nature He left a text Of Nature that Stobea ranks with those ofthat Stobea ranks with those of Heraclitus and Lucretius, andrelates an Heraclitus and Lucretius, and relates an oracle: in avery distant future, oracle: in a very distant future, nothing asgreat as it will nothing as great as it will have appeared, except acertain Ethics have appeared, except a certain Ethics that is notAristotle‚s. He said that is not Aristotle‚s. He said that threeanecdotes were sufficient: the that three anecdotes were sufficient:the place, the hour and the element. place, the hour and theelement. His own place was to be His own place was to be found inthe east. As for found in the east. As for the hour, it the oratorsof his time, and the greatest of those who made a greatest of thosewho made a profession of teaching philosophy. He was profession ofteaching philosophy. He was only understood by a small number. onlyunderstood by a small number. He was persecuted, the object of Hewas persecuted, the object of a jealousy that never abated. He ajealousy that never abated. He disdained these miseries because ofthe disdained these miseries because of the joy of his life, whichwas joy of his life, which was philosophizing. Possessed of a loftytemperament, philosophizing. Possessed of a lofty temperament, hemerely endured people. But formidable he merely endured people. Butformidable was his irony. His voice was was his irony. His voice wasmost extraordinary. Athenea compares it to most extraordinary.Athenea compares it to a rasp, then to a torrent a rasp, then to atorrent of pebbles. His elocution was of of pebbles. His elocutionwas of an extreme distinction, a bit weary, an extreme distinction,a bit weary, the diction slow and sweet. Apollodorus the dictionslow and sweet. Apollodorus compares his voice to that of compareshis voice to that of a sorcerer. He was a man a sorcerer. He was aman of perfect nobility, who detested everything of perfectnobility, who Deleuze, philosopher, son of Diogenes and Deleuze,philosopher, son of Diogenes and Hypatia, sojourned at Lyon. Nothingis Hypatia, sojourned at Lyon. Nothing is known of his life. Helived known of his life. He lived to be very old, even though to bevery old, even though he was often very ill. This he was often veryill. This illustrated what he himself had said: illustrated what hehimself had said: there are lives in which the there are lives inwhich the difficulties verge on the prodigious. He difficultiesverge on the prodigious. He defined as active any force that definedas active any force that goes to the end of its goes to the end ofits power. This, he said, is the power. This, he said, is theopposite of a law. Thus he opposite of a law. Thus he lived, alwaysgoing further than he lived, always going further than he hadbelieved he could. Even though had believed he could. Even though hehad explicated Chrysippus, it is he had explicated Chrysippus, it isabove all his steadfastness that earned above all his steadfastnessthat earned him the name of Stoic. He him the name of Stoic. He wasone of the most remarkable was one of the most remarkable orators ofhis time,