: Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (): Gilles Deleuze: Books. GILLES DELEUZE. The Fold*. MATERIAL COILS1. The Baroque does not refer to an essence Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Philosophical Papers and Letters, vol. Title, The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque. Author, Gilles Deleuze. Edition, illustrated, reprint. Publisher, University of Minnesota Press, ISBN,

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What Deleuze poses for us is a radical de-substantialization of thought. Any apparent problems that Leibniz had with defining relations arose from considering attributes and predicates as the same. Ironically, Leibniz has also provided themes that have helped the development of capitalism. He cites Leibniz often in his own work, especially Logic of Sense. He forces us to the edge of conception and leaves us there to sit and watch. This only appears when we start to discuss infinity and variable curves.

The result is ‘an innate form of knowledge’ 4which can be further developed through additional vibrations and oscillations of matter. The example given on page 22 of a rotating triangle is obscure—and what I can see, rotation of points on a figure projects fixed points on to the axis of rotation].

One person found this helpful. What is the notion? The line becomes something virtual, always dividing rhe, and is ‘actualized in the soul but realized in matter’. Hal Eban rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Graham asked about the fold.

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Nov 18, Alex Obrigewitsch rated it it was amazing. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This collection is given a mental unity by differential relations, and differential relations themselves are reciprocally determined by ‘relations carried out necessarily through thought’. This article does not food any sources.

You are commenting using your WordPress. The issue is whether or not there is anything outside thought and perceptions, some material force which engenders bodies, external to monads.


Birth and death can be seen in terms of folding [of internal ‘seeds’] and unfolding, returning back to an involuted state, respectively. Here it is a bit more obscure—contradiction operates with properties that are contained in the essence, to gloss this quite a lot, whereas vice-diction sees the relevant properties in the case, not in the essence.

These new conceptions imply a third type of inclusion, a nonreciprocal or ‘unilateral’ one [because once it has been realized, a lump of gold does not turn back into its characters?

Curves are now finite, with definite coordinates, minimum and maximum, not just ‘vectors of concavity’ that defined inflection and inclusion. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? These monads belong to parts of my body, and are requisites of it. Deleuze develops these ideas by identifying himself with Leibniz in a form of indirect discourse, as he has done with other authors like Nietzsche, Spinoza or Bergson.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The plastic forces form unities of synthesis, but these are mediated through an internal principle for organic forces, and simply an external one for inorganic.

This is not to say that the lower floor is in some way merely secondary and composite, since ‘Clearly [! Because there have no parts, there can be ‘strictly no relation with an other’, including the impossibility of being contradicted.

The principle means that ‘whatever happens to a subject AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Inflection defines the fold, but inclusion defines the soul which envelops the fold, causes it and completes it.

Predicates are separate acts, movements, change, expressed in the proposition itself as emergent, not reducible back to the subject. The human soul becomes a reasonable soul, but Leibniz did not know if this is a natural process or a divine intervention. tbe

The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque – Gilles Deleuze – Google Books

The process of inclusion in this sense is crucial to sufficient reason—events become identical to predicates. The intuition suggests that something is folded or enveloped not leinbiz to provide coherence or cohesion, or mathematical certainties.


One answer involve some curious metaphysics about regions that accompany God and which are creative [produce reality]. There is a further stage, where the actual is realised.

The Role of Intuition in Thinking and Learning: In all other cases the predicate has a relation or an event we can see relations as types of eventsand we can now apply mathematics to understand them. It becomes necessary to assign points of view to particular cases, and these can be arranged in a Leibnizian table.

Christina Houen – – Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 5 1: This is directly related to Leibniz on the monad as the ‘inclusion of the subject in the predicate’ xv.

The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque

Get to Know Us. Deleuze is arguing that, at the time anyway, his notion of thrusts and impulsions instead of attractions works just as well.

Translator’s foreword There had been a number of attempts to classify and arrange aesthetic styles, often in a way based on botany. Information from matter is projected on to the darker background of the room of the soul [later, explicitly, as a camera obscura ].

: Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (): Gilles Deleuze: Books

Deleuze says that we yhe not confuse continuity with contiguity. Requisites are what constitute substance, through five criteria: Actuality here is defined as the way the soul expresses the world; virtuality becomes what the soul expresses. So perspectivism is relativism, but this is not provided by truth appearing to the subject differently. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.