November 6, 1979 to March 25, 1980

Following publication of Anti-Oedipus in 1972, Deleuze continues to develop the proliferation of concepts that his collaboration with Guattari had yielded.

As part of this process of expanding these concepts in order to produce the sequel of Capitalism & Schizophreinia, A Thousand Plateaus, this series of 13 lectures on "The State Apparatus and War Machines" constitutes the major seminar of 1979-80 and Deleuze's penultiimate consideration of these concepts. He then returns to the history of philosophy with five sessions on Leibniz and then concludes the academic year, at his students' request, with two final sessions of reflections on Anti-Oedipus