Gilles Deleuze

Not the depth of metaphysics, metaphysical surface

The following text is an excerpt from my book Inhabiting Media, Annäherungen an Herkünfte und Topoi medialer Architektonik (PHD Thesis, University Basel 2009/11) Das »Informelle«. Oder: Zum Konzept der Ähnlichkeit als Medium. »Logic of Sense is therefore an answer to the question: How are series determined with no external reference point?« – James Williams [61] In Logik des Sinns beschreibt … Continue reading

Gilles Deleuze

The idea as a differential of thought

The following text is an excerpt from my book Inhabiting Media, Annäherungen an Herkünfte und Topoi medialer Architektonik (PHD Thesis, University Basel 2009/11) Die Idee als »Differential« des Denkens. Oder: Zum Verhältnis von Struktur und Genese im Sprachspiel des Virtuellen »Jede Umgestaltung eines im echten und fruchtbaren Sinne »formalen« Begriffs zieht hier zugleich eine neue Auffassung … Continue reading

Gilles Deleuze

Not categories, fantastical notions !

The following text is an excerpt from my book Inhabiting Media, Annäherungen an Herkünfte und Topoi medialer Architektonik (PHD Thesis, University Basel 2009/11) Die Frage nach dem Sinn. Oder: Das Problem des Anfangs. »Zwischen den Problemen und den Sätzen besteht stets eine Wesensdifferenz.« – Gilles Deleuze[1] Das Denken unterhält die Beziehung zu einem Aussen. Gleichzeitig ist … Continue reading

Algebraic Concepts Characterized / Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuzes’ Key Passage on Quantitability

“However, while it is true that continuousness must be related to Ideas and to their problematic use, this is on condition that it be no longer defined by characteristics borrowed from sensible or even geometric intuition, as it still is when one speaks of the interpolation of intermediaries, of infinite intercalary series or parts which … Continue reading

Algebraic Concepts Characterized / Gilles Deleuze / Plotting from History

Articulating quantities – when things depend on whatever can be the case

Paper delivered at the ART OF CONCEPT conference, MaMa in Zagreb (June 2012) It is a first attempt to speak about what I call the Dedekindian, Boolean, and Deleuzean notion of reasoning as concerning not the totality of what there is, but as the totality of what can be thought rigorously.  download manuscript Bühlmann_ArticulatingQuantities „Man can think … Continue reading