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By Peter Gaffney

Gilles Deleuze as soon as claimed that ‘modern technology has no longer came across its metaphysics, the metaphysics it needs.’ The strength of the Virtual responds to this want via investigating the implications of the philosopher’s curiosity in (and entice) ‘the distinct sciences.’ In exploring the difficult courting among the philosophy of Deleuze and technological know-how, the unique essays accumulated right here study how technology services in appreciate to Deleuze’s suggestions of time and house, how technological know-how debts for strategies of qualitative switch, how technology actively participates within the creation of subjectivity, and the way Deleuze’s considering engages neuroscience.

All of the essays paintings via Deleuze’s knowing of the virtual—a strength of qualitative switch that's ontologically basic to the precise, measurable family members that may be present in and one of the gadgets of technology. by means of adopting any such method, this assortment generates major new insights, specifically in regards to the inspiration of clinical legislation, and compels the rethinking of such principles as reproducibility, the solidarity of technological know-how, and the medical observer.

Contributors: Manola Antonioli, Collège overseas de Philosophie (Paris); Clark Bailey; Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht U; Manuel DeLanda, U of Pennsylvania; Aden Evens, Dartmouth U; Gregory Flaxman, U of North Carolina; Thomas Kelso; Andrew Murphie, U of latest South Wales; Patricia Pisters, U of Amsterdam; Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue U; Steven Shaviro, Wayne kingdom U; Arnaud Villani, Première Supérieure au Lycée Masséna de Nice.

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