Lautman and Simondon – Problematic Ideas and Singularities

Sean Bowden

in The Priority of Events

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780748643592
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652624 | DOI:
Lautman and Simondon – Problematic Ideas and Singularities

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This chapter investigates how Albert Lautman and Gilbert Simondon influenced Gilles Deleuze's development of his philosophical concept of the problem or problematic Idea and his philosophy of event. It explains that Deleuze outlined a highly abstract concept of the problematic Idea using differential calculus and some of the meta-mathematical theses of Lautman. He also followed the work of Simondon to develop a general theory of intensive individuation which relates this problematic Idea to actual things in so far as it is necessary to posit it as an ideal pre-individual field.

Keywords: problematic Idea; philosophy of event; Gilles Deleuze; Albert Lautman; Gilbert Simondon; meta-mathematical theses; intensive individuation; pre-individual field

Chapter.  24074 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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