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History in turn makes Memory, and what remains of cautionary skill is turned ‘into a set of strictly limited formulas without any real scientific status, or else simply represse[d] and ban[ed]’ (DG, 1980:448; 1988:362) Remember the formulae or kill the desire. Anti-memory is effected by a transhistorical economics rather than being historically evolved, it is compositional not accumulative, constructive not organized, distributive not divided, an engine not a storage space, a mobile diagram rather than a hard-wired design.

Engineering thought rather than thinking in the image of philosophy, Deleuze effects a gradual escape of functions from their names, machining assemblages and dissolving the possibility of attribution: of saying this is Kant here and there is Spinoza and over there Marx. There are only effects: Spinoza-effects, Marxeffects, Kant-effects—these last as transitory in nature by the time of Capitalism and Schizophrenia as passing remarks on pulverizing mechanisms, on the pillars of Hercules, on the Gothic Northern line.

There is no support in his work for the distinction between molar and molecular, or for another connected difference which Deleuze also undoes, between form and function, which Kampis expresses by saying that a machine and its program are the same. There are no unstated assumptions. When Kampis describes the theme of his work as non-trivial he means precisely that producing and product are not separated. ‘Living beings are machines that produce machines (self-creating machines)’ (K, 1991:434). ) and so on and so on… Deleuze discharges these blockages, indifferentiates the orders which limit and segment them and deploys the imperceptible functions jammed up inside to generate new machines, past the one and the multiple.

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