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  1. Can. Or you might not understand. The “body without organs” does not have any definite meaning-it is described differently in different works. For example, in Guattari's “Anti-Oedipus” it is something like the sum of all the potentials of the actual body. “Organs” can be understood as concepts and functions (including the mentioned concept of substance / accident) that actualize certain virtual potentials of the body.

    In general, the body without organs (and its synonyms like “plane of immanence” and “rhizome”) expresses the central mood of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy: potentiality, intensity, constant becoming and changing of concepts and things through “encounters” and interaction. This is shown a little more clearly by their rhizome – a constantly growing and collapsing multiplicity that creates arbitrary connections and meetings, in which it is impossible to identify any hierarchy or structure. A body without organs is not something actual, functional and structured, but an arbitrary assembly of forces.

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