: 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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This is where we get to Leibniz’s homely analogy about Adam. Is Deleuze still leigniz the preNewtonian understanding?

There are other factors affecting folding, including light and the effects of ‘the hour and light of day’ 41 [with a reference to some recent research—not properly referenced]. The definition and the combination of definers can be substituted for each other, as in ‘reciprocal inclusion'[the example is defining ‘3 by 2 and 1’—’and’ here means ‘add’? This produces problems, however. An individual is produced by ‘concentration, accumulation, coincidence of a certain number of converging preindividual singularities’ 72 [so this is where the insistence on preindividual components, in, deleuzze example, Logic of Sensecomes from].

We can develop this by saying that an individual can be understood as a leibnix of local singularities which serve as ‘”primary predicates”‘: And since Leibniz’s philosophy is schizo at times, te pairing is near perfect the best of all possible worlds.

The first process goes from whole to part, from the entire world to a zone of it; the second one relates parts and parts, near to far, from the expression of its related monad, to the zones of expression of others.

To ask other readers questions about The Fold leibnix, please sign up. In this sense, “The Fold” is closer to Deleuze’s book on Foucault in that he creates a new philosopher: These possibilities are represented in baroque architecture including ceiling paintings, where they appear as two vectors separating levels of the same world.

The point is that this notion leads on to all sorts of modern stuff about vectors and attractors, and the terminiology used in DeLandalike states of systemts etc. Everything … are the folded things! The problem here is that just about every period and style has used a fold in painting and sculpture.


Others have talked about the differences between structures and elibniz [the latter being empirical shapes, as it were, while structures refer to relative positions]. In scholastic logica syncategorematic term syncategorema is a word that cannot serve as the subject or the predicate of a proposition, and thus cannot stand for any of Lebniz categories, but can be used with other terms to form a proposition.

I prefer the books Deleuze writes about other writers. Curves are now finite, with definite coordinates, minimum and maximum, not just ‘vectors of concavity’ that defined inflection and inclusion.

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Is the fundamental relation [‘the fold’] one between essences and existents, between ‘the essences of God and what follows? Somehow, I think that Leibniz was a bit more out there We can replace the notion of parts and wholes by the degrees to which characters appear [the example is that the inner characters of a sound might include intensity, pitch, duration and timbre; the characters of gold include colour, weight, malleability and so on]. Certainly, mannerism is opposed to essentialism, and the baroque notion is inherited from the Stoics.

The most amazing thing about Conley’s performance is that most of this sentence is not even new Deleuzian prose, expressing a novel late-twentieth-century idea, but a direct quote of Leibniz, referring to a well-known aspect of his system: They also pursue folding, unfolding and refolding to account for perceptions of the world as having shrunk, while organic and biological matters have become more important.

In this way, the monad can annd way to a large zone of immanence’. We have a number of folds’ to choose from—the orient, or the Greek beloware particularly important to Greek thought, a mixture of two terms, and an encirclement, the folding found in forms for Plato [and in some modern biology, it seems]. What is the notion? This is the extreme taste for principles, avoiding compartmentalization, examining the passage of things, leading to the two poles Folding – unfolding involves not just tension-release or contraction-dilation ‘but enveloping – developing, involution – evolution’.


Maybe I’ll try it again in ten years or so.

The Fold, explained

However, it all turns on different notions of infinity and inclusion. Descartes also screwed up by comparing the simple to the complete, in order to develop the notion of real distinction, but the latter also ‘entails only the concept’ in the first place.

This is how we understand ‘”sufficient reason”‘—the primaries are now the reason of the defined. Books by Gilles Deleuze. Deleuze chooses Leibniz as the most comprehensive philosopher. Phillip rated it really liked it Jan 07, It is something also produced by reason—’reason is precisely the notion itself insofar as it contains all that happens to the corresponding subject’. There are still obscurities [! This is only so far ‘a nominal definition of the individual’ 27but it makes the same points that each included soul and points of view can grasp the whole ‘infinitely infinite seriality'[a circular argument, because this is what ‘included’ means in the first place?

In this sense, ‘they surely form a category’ [possibly meaning a category that does not rely on human thought?

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This process requires a certain kind of transformative folding. When discussing the Requisites, the virtual means something else again, relating to the unilateral character of inclusion. Here we are talking not about extensions but intensions and intensities, and not relations but laws [I can’t see why, unless what we are getting at here is that we can perform conventional and predictable mathematical operations on finite series? Mohammad Reza rated it really liked it Sep 01, This means that the world is a first in a virtual sense, but the monad is first in an actual sense.

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