: 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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: Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (): Gilles Deleuze: Books

It then seems to follow that since these little monads are capable of perception, so must my body be [could be wrong here—certainly matter itself is seen as inseparable ‘from these little souls capable of perception’]. They explain the distribution of ‘derivative forces’, and the distinction is really what is at stake when distinguishing the organic from the inorganic.

Later in his career he wrote some of the more infamous texts of the period, in particular, Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. However, the mechanisms that produce matter [specific masses of matter] have to be motivated, and we find ‘”a spirit in matter”‘ at all levels. In particular, the parts of the machine are all necessary, even though the smaller ones don’t just replicate the whole.

So there are two stages of deduction, first from the monad to what is perceived, but here we encounter [the problem of idealism via] Berkeley, and we cannot conclude that actual material bodies exist, not even our own. Working out how bodies act involved all sorts of relations among the possessions, including ‘inversion, turnaround, precariousness, and temporalization’. Ultimately, at the level of the virtual, there is a relation between the ‘sense folld the event, the proto events, and the event of sense’ ].

The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque

te Customers who bought this item also bought. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The mathematical exercises like extracting square roots or finding a way to relate quantities as ratios shows us how to analyze things as a determination of predicates, considered as requisites. The terms are ‘slippery’ and cannot easily be pigeonholed. The mystical experiences associated with the baroque gothic is developed in terms of discussion of the event as ‘the virtual sensation of a somatic moment of totalization and dispersion’ xii.


Folding accounts for the qnd of the continuous, and there are an infinite number of folds.

The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque by Gilles Deleuze

Leibniz requires this preexisting world, this element of the event [since those bits of the events which are expressed and implemented are not the totality— nor do they just add up to the totality], and that there is ‘a potential that exceeds the souls that direct it and the bodies that execute it’ Yield to mathematical calculation?

After all, souls have to be a part of hhe world created by god [but why does god need them?

For Leibniz, actully meeting others means encountering a second Nature [something that really does contain unexpected elements? Deleuze hhe pursue some of these implications at the end of this book and talks about, for example ‘the radiation of musical waves’ xvi surrounding monads. This was recommended to me by at least half the art history department while I was writing my thesis because it’s about fabric This is the product of Deleuze’s final seminar held at Vincennes inbut also of years of study of and reflection on Leibniz.

In the monad, the inside is disconnected from the outside, from its facade. Indeed, when discussing Identicals, ‘non contradiction suffices as reason’ and [more bafflingly] ‘the principle of contradiction is a case of sufficient reason'[a note refers us to Leibniz himself, and his apparent view that sufficient reason should also be extended to examine contingent truths as well as necessary ones].

Apparently this leads to the idea that texture depends on ‘strata that determine its “cohesion”‘ Leibniz’s work produced many themes that have informed modern science and arts, specially through anv notion of ‘habitat’.

Unfortunately, most of us probably won’t know what we are looking at. But in this second infinity, they are no longer just attributes, and acquire a dynamic potential—they can ‘become relations’, and set up connections between wholes and parts.


I found this book neat, but my criticism is 1 towards the manifesto-like calling of Deleuze to use this any way we can today. Sign in to use this feature. However, normally fod is produced by the way a material is folded, a style [which has got something to do with mannerism, apparently] [Mannerism appears to be an artistic style that usually is seen as predating the baroque, unlike the relation in Deleuze, when, somehow, the baroque, or at least Leibniz, turns into the mannerist.

Maja rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Someday, i will write a book entitled From Monads to Nomads on Deleuze and Leibniz until that day, keep your ear to the grindstone and hear all the silence about this book – very few scholars even pay attention to it The point is still conventionally a part of extension, but is now also a site or a focus, ‘a point of conjunction of vectors of curvature’ Deleuze argues that Leibniz’s work constitutes the grounding elements of Baroque philosophy of art and science.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This is what makes curves not just deviant path from straight lines, but something primary, leibiz also referring to interiors, causes of movements in bodies.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. In the material universe of bodies, we find movement, propagating waves and interactions.

The Fold, explained

We find it in the orient and the Romanesque. Adam sinned, but he could have not sinned— there is no inherent contradiction between the two states, although there may be between the two statements, and this applies to all the existents [contradiction is possible with logical statements]. How to explain human complexity? The intuition suggests that something is folded or enveloped not only to provide coherence or cohesion, or mathematical certainties.

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