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The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Science, and Philosophy

Peter Gaffney


Gilles Deleuze once claimed that “modern science has not found its metaphysics, the metaphysics it needs.” This book responds to this need by investigating the consequences of the philosopher’s interest in (and appeal to) “the exact sciences.” In exploring the problematic relationship between the philosophy of Deleuze and science, the chapters gathered here examine how science functions in respect to Deleuze’s concepts of time and space, how science accounts for processes of qualitative change, how science actively participates in the production of subjectivity, and how Deleuze’s thinking enga ... More

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze, exact sciences, time, space, qualitative change, subjectivity, virtual, reproducibility, scientific observer

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665976
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Gaffney, editor

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