Eric Alliez, The Signature of the World: What is Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy? K. Houle Éric Alliez – – Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 7 (2): The Signature of the World, or, What is Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy? Eric Alliez. James Williams University of Dundee. Pages Eric Alliez is the author of Signature of the World ( avg rating, 20 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), Capital Times ( avg rating, 8 ratings.

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Ece marked it as to-read Dec 03, Return to Book Page. I’ll have to try to represent in this review the critique of representation offered by Alliez. But of course this grounding is not substantial, but is the immersion in a region of forces.

Onto-ethology is “the establishment of a plane of immanence such that, becoming and multiplicity being one and the same, becoming no longer has a subject distinct from itself and carries thinking along with it as the heterogenesis of nature: Readers of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition will recognize here the relation of “chaos” to the “virtual” and “opinion” to “representation.

Deleuze and Guattari’s term here for the creative milieu of the material subject is “brain,” so that while the major reference of this chapter is to Whitehead, there are no less interesting references to Varela, Simondon, Ruyer, and Fichte.


Open Preview See a Problem? The connections an informed reader can make to these later works serve as a tribute allliez Alliez’s prescience in posing these questions. No keywords specified fix it. This would be an essential element in any full appreciation of both What is Philosophy? An Introduction to the Politics of Desire.

tne Eliot Ross Albert Translator. It sets What is Philosophy? I bought this book because I was curious about what Alliez had to say about “Deleuze’s Virtual Philosophy” and was not disappointed!

So, philosophy, as thought which creates concepts, the object of thought, is the “ontogenesis of thought qua individuating becoming of being. Nicholas Knouf marked it as to-read Jul 22, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A Shock to Thought: An Introduction to the Matter’, as well as a preface by Alberto Toscano. Camilla marked it as to-read Apr 27, An affect is that which a body is capable of, and so the affectivity of conceptual personae becomes materially grounded in what Alliez will later not thhe to call a “biology of intellectual action” Enough of these recursivities.

Eric Alliez (Author of Signature of the World)

Alliez’s reference to Fichte at this point then makes perfect sense. That such a short book contains so many potential points of departure is further testimony to its power, and further reason for it to be recommended to all those interested in contemporary French thought.

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In this coincidence of thought, action, and material creation we have “displaced the limit between the concrete and the abstract, the sensible and the intelligible” 84 and we have thus, with Alliez’s pedagogy, cut across the most important questions of philosophy in signaturee this bold and courageous work. Andersand rated it it was amazing Feb 11, So like Ericc said – an odd book: Aaron Brown added it Aug 28, Philosophy of Ecology in Continental Philosophy.

Signature of the World: ‘What is Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy?

It is in his treatment of this “geophilosophy” that Alliez prepares for his most interesting work, which occurs in the third chapter, on “onto-ethology.

The Signature of the World: And from this word will come the confrontation with science and art that occupies the next part of Deleuze and Guattari’s work and the next two chapters of Alliez.

Here of course we see the refreshing courage of Deleuze and Guattari — and that of Alliez — in ignoring all qualms about the “end of metaphysics.