Cerebral Drawings between Art and Science: On Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of Concepts

  title={Cerebral Drawings between Art and Science: On Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of Concepts},
  author={Henning Schmidgen},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={123 - 149}
  • H. Schmidgen
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Art, Philosophy
  • Theory, Culture & Society
In What Is Philosophy?, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari distinguish the functions of philosophy, art and science. According to this distinction, the primary purpose of philosophy is to invent concepts, the purpose of art to bring forth percepts, or sensorial aggregates, and that of science to delineate functions. This article aims to show that these distinctions are not as clear-cut as they appear. Using Deleuze and Guattari’s proposition that ‘philosophy is the art of forming, inventing, and… 

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