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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The Signature of the World is an odd book. Sep 30, Alexander rated it liked it.

Deleuze, Marx and the Politicisation of Philosophy. For Alliez represents himself as undertaking an “intervention” by “multiplying marginalia” 1. In the Spinozist moment we find a dynamic materialism in which thought’s relation to the deterritorializing forces of the early capitalist market allows us to form what Deleuze and Guattari signaturw a “principle of contingent reason.

Eric Alliez, The Signature of the World: What is Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy?

Matisse with Dewey with Deleuze. In other words, I risk the classic performative contradiction in all writing “on” critiques of representation: This article has no associated abstract.

Jan 12, booklover rated it it was amazing. This act is that of “slowing down”: With the Whiteheadean “ontological auto-constitution of a new subject on the basis of its objects” 56 connected to Varela’s work on self-organization in neural assemblages and the development of the concept of “enaction,” or the co-arising of subject and worldwe see that the brain is “that whereby a certain mode of self-affection and self-conditioning of being exists: This would be an essential element in any full appreciation of both What is Philosophy?

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

Zornitsa Dimitrova rated it liked it Nov 05, And so much the better, for when signaturf a question of ontology, deconstructive worries sifnature at best be propadeutic and can play precious little role in a positive construction. Soroosh rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And the condition of creativity of concepts is the ability to find the threshold, the “critical point,” where “the stifled forces of the present appeal to ‘a new earth, a new people,'” in a becoming-political of philosophy If this were a longer work, one could perhaps forgive the many instances of this kind of thing.


Tne bought this book because I was curious about what Alliez had to say about “Deleuze’s Virtual Philosophy” and was not thee Here is speculative philosophy at its highest point, and it can only be th tribute to Alliez that at this point his commentary performs that which it enunciates, auto-constitution or auto-affection, as we see before us a creation of the concept of the concept, the “auto-objective act that conditions the reality of every intensive multiplicity … the concept as a real being, a fold of the brain folding in on itself, micro-brain” Ece marked it as to-read Dec 03, Find it on Scholar.

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.

This entry has no external links. In answering their title question, Deleuze and Guattari seek to place philosophy in relation to science and art, all three being modes of thought, with no subordination among them.

Trivia About Signature of the Rhizome in Continental Philosophy. Artur added it Jan 17, Let’s acknowledge our betrayal, our investment in what we could call the “pedagogy of the review”, and follow Alliez following Deleuze and Guattari. Be that as it may, Alliez will note the rapprochement of epistemology and ontology attendant upon Deleuze and Guattari’s position when he owrld After all, Signature does have the distinction of in fact engaging with many points of reference that are only now really coming to the attention of the English speaking world – the work of Gilbert Simondon, Fransisco Verela, Raymond Ruyer and the aforementioned Whitehead all stand out – but again, the scattered nature of the discussions here make this a book far easier to cite from there are choice quotes everywhere!

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 hesitate to call a “biology of intellectual action” Krista Houle Sacred Heart University. An Introduction to the Matter. Read if you have the time and the interest.


These are well known themes to readers of What is Philosophy? The Signature dric the World: In describing Alliez’s work on bringing speculative philosophy together with neuroscience, I have neglected his work on aesthetics and the concomitant polemic with phenomenology. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Much recent philosophy has revelled in declaring the end tthe metaphysics, of ontology, and sometimes of philosophy itself.

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For Alliez, Deleuze and Guattari are engaged in the attempt “to sketch a programme of physical allidz up to the task of superseding the opposition between ‘physicalism’ and ‘phenomenology’ by integrating the physico-mathematical phenomenology of scientific thought into a superior materialism founded on a general dynamics” Although pregnant thee instances of suggestion, both the pace and density with which Signature moves across its subject matter has the effect of obscuring the many legitimately interesting points otherwise raised.

Now we have to read the analytics not ericc Hegelians, that is, as philosophers judging science from above, but as faithful signatufe Deleuze and Guattari’s notion that philosophy, science, and art are three different modes of thought. In sharp contrast, The Signature of the World is a forceful reminder of the power of ontology and the need for a materialist reinvention of metaphysics. Onto-ethology is “the establishment of a plane of immanence such that, becoming and multiplicity being one and the same, becoming hte longer has a subject distinct from itself and carries thinking along with it as the heterogenesis of nature: Adam Stein marked it as to-read Jul 27, The problem here, of course, is that Deleuze and Guattari, and Alliez, would consider such a representative review as one mode of writing, one practice in the political economy of the academy, which the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari wishes to avoid — or better, not simply to avoid, but to show its inferiority, its complicity with non-thought, with “communication” and “opinion.