[D-G] Concepts seen as functions (malgosia askanas)

jcu jcu at execulink.com
Sat Jul 30 07:21:05 PDT 2011

If it is a becoming-A, can one also say that IS an A?
On the continuum of becoming cancer?

On 30-Jul-11, at 10:07 AM, malgosia askanas wrote:

>> However, much as I try not to think about it, this plane is a
>> wordless cloud without
>> cessation. NO letter 'a' t/here.
> I thought you said it was class 'A' carcinogens.  Seems to be a  
> wordless coud of letters 'A'.
> -m
> At 8:39 AM -0400 7/30/11, jcu wrote:
>> Hello,
>> If concepts are specific to philosophy (as percepts are to art,  
>> functions to science),
>> and the making of them define the practice of philosophy, they are  
>> singularities (not
>> universalities) that always attach themselves to other concepts on  
>> a plane of immanence.
>> Somehow, concepts can jump from one plane (of immanence) to  
>> another, attach themselves
>> to other concepts and by doing so, become-Other.
>> Plane of Immanence means existing within (not without, not  
>> Transcendent), but since Deleuze
>> denies Transcendence (a divine or metaphysical outside),  he claims  
>> the plane of immanence
>> to be pure, unqualified, smooth space without division (no inside- 
>> outside), and hence his quote,
>> " It is only when immanence is no longer immanence to anything  
>> other than itself that we can
>> speak of a plane of immanence."
>> Kind of like my neighbours who smoke around the clock and spill  
>> their class A carcinogens
>> into my breathing space such that even when I step outside, I am  
>> breathing their air. NO inside-outside.
>> The smooth space of cancer, formless, self-organizing, no longer  
>> self-contained field of air but the
>> collapsed or flattened plane of your air = my air, or to rephrase,  
>> a plane (cloud?) of carcinogenic consistency
>> that has no universal or transcendent notion of "clean". Instead,  
>> only movements of air and relations of
>> movements (they smoke at 5 am, 7am, 9 am) and speeds or slownesses  
>> (the wind delivers it faster or slower
>> to my lungs and through cracks in electrical outlets, air vents,  
>> door frames). Leaving me with only
>> haecceities, affects, collective assemblages of their toxic air  
>> becoming my air; this plane knows
>> only longitudes and latitudes (the geography of second hand smoke),  
>> speeds and haeceities,
>> this plane of consistency (knowing they will addictively smoke  
>> again to fill my space).
>> However, much as I try not to think about it, this plane is a
>> wordless cloud without
>> cessation. NO letter 'a' t/here.
>> joan
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