more from G Deleuze / F Guattari

Single Idea 8222

[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 4. Paradigm]

Full Idea

If one concept is 'better' than an earlier one, it is because it makes us aware of new variations and unknown resonances, it carries out unforeseen cuttings-out, it brings forth an Event that surveys (survole) us.

Gist of Idea

Concepts are superior because they make us more aware, and change our thinking


G Deleuze / F Guattari (What is Philosophy? [1991], 1.1)

Book Reference

Deleuze/Guattari: 'What is Philosophy?' [Verso 1994], p.28

A Reaction

I don't get much of that, but it is certainly in tune with the Kuhn/Feyerabend idea that what science can generate is fresh visions, rather than precisely expanded truths. Personally I consider it dangerous nonsense, but I thought I ought to pass it on.