what deleuze thinks about analytic philosphy

by Daycaf Magazine

Philosophy is part of invention, but how does it differ from logical science or art? Part II of What is Philosophy? adresses this issue. Science innovates, of course, taking functions rather than concepts as objects. Confronted, like philosophy, with chaos, it proceeds in the opposite way, by relinquishing infinity to gain functionality and a “referenceable to actualize the virtual.” Science must establish coordinates and fixed limits in order to base its experiments on a plane of reference rather than on imminence  The functions that it adopts are composed of “functives” as distinct from concepts. Science and philosophy are similar in that they are two modalities or different types of mulitiplicites. But a concept can change and become prepositional, at which point it is called a prospect. However, at this point, “the concept loses all the characteristics it possessed as a philosophical concept: its self-reference, its endoconsistency, and its exoconsistency.” This remark takes a shot at analytical philosophy, which dominates the Norm American academic world. By assimilating concepts and functions, analytical philosophers becomes the gravediggers of philosophy. “A real hatred inspirers logic’s rivalry with or its will to supplant philosophy. It kills the concept twice over.” 

This kind of assimilation arises from a misunderstanding about the concept as a purse sense event, beyond its functionality in a specific state. “The concept is a form or a force; it is never a function in any possible sense of the term.” Deleuze and Guattari rip philosophy out of the “fascination-dependency” that long affected it and kept it in the orbit of science. 

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