The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque

Gilles Deleuze Tom Conley


The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque

The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque

  • Title: The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque
  • Author: Gilles Deleuze Tom Conley
  • ISBN: 9780816616015
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Biography Early life Gottfried Leibniz was born on July , toward the end of the Thirty Years War, in Leipzig, Saxony, to Friedrich Leibniz and Catharina Schmuck. , Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, . Nicolas Fatio de Duillier Nicolas Fatio de Duillier FRS also spelled Faccio or Facio February May was a mathematician, natural philosopher, inventor, and religious Materializing New Media Embodiment in Materializing New Media Embodiment in Information Aesthetics Interfaces Studies in Visual Culture Anna Munster Books On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason Cosimo Classics Arthur Schopenhauer, Mme Karl Hillebrand on FREE shipping on qualifying



In The Fold, Gilles Deleuze argues that Leibniz s writings constitute the grounding elements of a Baroque philosophy and of theories for analyzing contemporary arts and science A model for expression in contemporary aesthetics, the concept of the monad is viewed in terms of folds of space, movement, and time Similarly, the world is interpreted as a body of infinite foldsIn The Fold, Gilles Deleuze argues that Leibniz s writings constitute the grounding elements of a Baroque philosophy and of theories for analyzing contemporary arts and science A model for expression in contemporary aesthetics, the concept of the monad is viewed in terms of folds of space, movement, and time Similarly, the world is interpreted as a body of infinite folds and surfaces that twist and weave through compressed time and space According to Deleuze, Leibniz also anticipates contemporary views of event and history as multifaceted combinations of signs in motion and of the modern subject as nomadic, always in the process of becoming.


Recent Comments "The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque"

So exquisite I want to weep and scream for joy at the same time.

In this difficult book, Gilles Deleuze takes the figure of Leibniz as a starting point to reach a determinate position of differentiation. Another way to say this is that Deleuze abstracts/extracts conceptions of change and inflection from infinitesimal nuances. Building upon the figure of the monad as indecipherable but also holographic, Deleuze forces us from the position of understanding ontology as a passive substance and active concept. From here, we need first to select a context and then [...]

Everything are the folded things! There is no form, no content, no container, but only folds! Gilles Deleuze enthusiastically defends for the art of folding inspired of Baroque. This is a world of folding, in which time and space are generated by folding, expanding and refolding. He proposed that the bending/inflection are ideal basic elements that can be regarded as "pure events on the line or point".How to explain human complexity? Complexity of the world? How to understand their internal and [...]

4 anni per leggerlo e credo di aver compreso solo la Biografia, ma ampiala mente.

Squisito saggio di Deleuze incentrato sulla filosofia di Leibniz che offre molti spunti, soprattutto nella prima parte e nell'ultimo capitolo, per un'interpretazione storica e contemporanea del Barocco attraverso il concetto di "piega".Ciò che il filosofo francese presenta è una rilettura della teoria delle monadi di Leibniz per mostrare come tutto ciò che faccia parte della nostra realtà si erga su di essa: una teoria alquanto discutibile, se chiedete a me, ma che Deleuze riesce a rendere e [...]

I found myself confused throughout this text. This confusion resulted not because of the content itself (which is dense, but penetrable, especially given a prior reading of Leibniz), but as a result of not knowing how this text fits into Deleuze's oeuvre. In many of Deleuze's historical studies, Deleuze uses the author he is working as he wishes to develop parts of his own thought. In Negotiations he famously said that he take the author by the rear and gives birth to a monster (the other except [...]

Firstly, I must admit my rather inadequate knowledge of Leibniz stems from the lack of his works that I have yet read. That being said, Deleuze, as always, masterfully enacts the concerted play of the other's thought, differentiating it in order to open it up to alternate lines of flight for further thinking.I especially admire Deleuze's transformed understanding of Leibniz's so called parallelism, displacing the idea of causation and substance through his thinking of events and becomings. The b [...]

I'm wondering what gets lost between Deleuze's universal fold and the Baroque fold of Leibniz's philosophy. Do I experience a scattering of microprecepts concentrated by some sort of organizational monadical relationship? Do psycho-physics really have any currency beyond trying to explain God's relationship to the world for Leibniz? 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. I get it for artists, but for scholars [...]

This was recommended to me by at least half the art history department while I was writing my thesis because it's about fabricrt of, indirectly. Admittedly, not having read much Leibniz (at least not his philosophy), most of this book went over my head, fabric and all. It's a problem when reading people writing about people writing about people writing about stuff. There were pretty pictures and charts, though. It's math and fabric and philosophy all in one. Maybe I'll try it again in ten years [...]

Interesting in that Deleuze can turn a dull philosopher into a radical with a few witty lines. Definitely something that had the pages turning when I picked it up. 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 their own peril I believe.

I did a performance piece aboutfour things that fold: skin, cloth, paper and language. I wanted to find out more about folding but this book was too technical for me. I prefer the books Deleuze writes about other writers,

Leibniz is trying to say that the world a body of infinite "folds" and surfaces that intersects or shall we say interweave through compressed time and space.

Mostly this is reminding me that I'm still supposed to be reading Whitehead's Process and Reality, and actually encouraging me to take it on again

two floors, fold 'em up, see what happens when organic/inorganic, indogenous/exogenous, private/public stop being polite and start getting real

deleuze is transcendentally opaque. a few flashes of brilliance amongst a sea of impenetrable nattering.

beautifully written (and translated) formal inspiration (at least for me)


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