WORKSHOP 'Science and other different things. Variations on Deleuzian themes'



The philosophies of Deleuze, Simondon, Ruyer are entwined with their authors’ understandings of the mathematics, sciences, and technologies of their time.
Readers of these philosophers are familiar with terms such as singularities, metastability, transduction, morphogenesis, information, plateaus… as they inform and structure their works. These works, in turn, may be read with questions in mind coming from our endeavours to make sense of things that surround us today. This process might introduce a move on the way one feels allowed to use these terms that, suddenly, seem to lose their acquired philosophical binds to face, once again, the question of their pertinence for particular scientific or technical questions or for different scopes. In this workshop, we convene researchers who are interested in this kind of diving from Deleuzian perspectives, both into contemporary science and into other different things – with special attention to the variations of this experience in the passage from one thing to another when one re-emerges.



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9:30 Welcome and Introduction


Alessandro Sarti (EHESS, Paris)

Differential heterogenesis: The plane of immanence's dynamics


George Webster (Worcester College, University of Oxford)

Deleuze and Contingent Transcendental Arguments

11:15 Coffee break


Francesca Perotto (University of Genova)

On Experience as Primarily Aesthetic. Whitehead’s Feeling and Deleuze’s Affect

12:15 lunch


Ashley Woodward (University of Dundee)

The Concept of Information


Clémentine Lessard (ENS de Lyon, IHRIM)

Technology of philosophical machines: transduction, neoteny and hypertelia in Deleuze and Simondon

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Sara Franceschelli (ENS de Lyon, IHRIM)

Did you say “different”? Morphogenesis, individuation, metastability

16:00 General discussion

17:00 The END


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