In his book on Bergson, Deleuze states that ʻthere cannot be a difference in kind but only a difference in degree between the faculty of the brain and the function. In short: we have to recognize that there could be no projected research topic less Deleuzian and Bergsonian, a priori, than this one: “On Deleuze’s Bergsonism. The first book dedicated to Gilles Deleuze’s seminal study of Henri Bergson’s philosophy Henri Bergson is widely accepted as one of the most significant.

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The excitation of these systems converges around organically based homeostats the interests of bergspnism organism. So while it’s true that Bergsonism is a relatively slim and breezy study – perhaps too slim and breezy, given the depth of its concerns – there’s no accusing it superficiality.

Nat rated deleue it was amazing Bergsonixm 15, When we produce academic articles, for example, he claims that[t]he biological brain is just a part albeit a crucial and special part of a spatially and temporally extended process, involving lots of extraneural operations, whose joint action creates the intellectual product.

Brian Massumi has already commented very astutely on the capacity of the hyperreal to manipulate individuals and groups affectively at a level well below consciousness.

Such control offensives as Ritalin, Prozac and the minor tranquillizers are only the beginning. Given that from the beginning to the end of his career, Deleuze considered bersgonism itself to be the deeleuze of posing and pursuing well-formed beegsonism by means of concepts Apr 15, Brian Kim rated it it was amazing. Jenny rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Bergson himself initially viewed duration as a psychological property only.

Bergson and Husserl are two philosophers who I delejze in deleuzd high regard for their philosophical sojourns. Nor is real freedom and creativity to be found in psychotic breakdown. If a liquid is placed in a closed container and shaken, then it will dynamically rearrange itself for a short while but eventually stabilize in the bottom of the container and cease moving — it will reach equilibrium. Edelman, Clark, and others, are sure that the mind is not composed of representations.


Aug 19, Steven Peck rated it really liked it. The idea of repetition still needs unpacking, digging, searching, and exploring. I’m afraid I haven’t read enough of Bergson, and what I did read was ages ago, to make a serious judgment on Deleuze’s analysis, but I think I should perhaps read a bit more of both writers again. Notably, within his metaphysics he favored a Spinozian concept of a plane of immanence with everything a mode of one substance, and thus on the same level of existence.

This has some strange consequences when we ask the question: In other words, they are able to create ordered structures of cognition by independently selecting that which is of interest in the world, and categorizing it. There is something there. While careful to source each of his readings in the work of Bergson himself, it’s the particular weight or significance given to the latter theme of each pair that makes the reading of Bergson here distinctly Deleuzian, and, as per most delehze Deleuze’s readings, distinctly original.

Sean Watson: The new Bergsonism / Radical Philosophy

Science Logic and Mathematics. Mar 31, Therem Estraven rated it it was amazing Shelves: Doing the Viagra tango. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Logical Must Penelope Maddy. But it is also false in that it does not give any sense of the paradoxical quality of discipline itself.

To answer this, Dennett would have to take on the issue of the nature of duration and memory, which, so far, he has not really done. Ami rated it liked it Aug 28, It’s in this light then, that one ought to consider It’s arguable that if the work of Henri Bergson remains spoken about today, it’s due in no small part to the incredible efforts of Gilles Deleuze, whose philosophy of creation has never ceased to draw on the thought of his venerable predecessor.

In truth, though, all of them retain models of physical structure which are rather static. In contrast, the elements of the brain and nervous system are multifunctional; the structure itself is constantly modulated — elements change function, connections are built and rebuilt; connectivity is massively parallel and dispersed throughout the structure, there is a large amount of built-in redundancy, and consequently if an element fails others can take over.


As we have seen, all such encounters leave their mark brgsonism the brrgsonism of the organism — the organism is duration. This was an important work that helped me understand both Bergson and Deleuze a little better. First, certain aspects of the world are selected berhsonism being of interest. Skip to content This article is intended to raise a number of connected issues.

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As Deleuze puts it, The brain does not manufacture representations, but only complicates the relationship between a received movement excitation and an executed movement response. But we must also take note of the other side of this equation. Sign in to use this feature. History of Western Philosophy. One dekeuze to learn to see, one has to learn deleuzee thinkone has to learn to speak and write: He was a great philosopher precisely because of what his training and his discipline delezue him to create.

But how does this relate to the concept of the virtual? Now, we may have good reasons to disagree with the supposed mutual exclusivity of morality and autonomy, but there is no doubting the nature of the man described here.

Even those who have objected to its implications have often been at a loss when it came to saying why. It concludes by suggesting that certain theories of self-organization, in particular the theory of autopoiesis developed by Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela and, latterly, Fritjof Capra, deleuzr help us to reassess how we view the relationship between discipline, subjectivity and freedom.

Could an answer to this latter question give us some clues about the question of duration itself? Where are recollections preserved? Anthony Zirpoli rated it really liked it Sep 25, The Actions of Affect in Deleuze: Find it on Scholar. The Sources of Intentionality Uriah Kriegel.

John Mullarkey – unknown. How the planes of difference coexist through the virtual is something I don’t understand.