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Philosophy: Philosophy is the study of fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is a rational and critical inquiry that reflects on its own methods and assumptions. See also Method, Reason, Mind, Knowledge, Reflection, Existence, Values.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Felix Guattari on Philosophy - Dictionary of Arguments

Sokal I 178
Philosophy/Deleuze/Guattari/Bricmont/Sokal: according to Deleuze/Guattari(1): Philosophy deals with "terms", while science deals with "functions".
Sokal I 179
Deleuze/Guattari, 1996(1), p. 136f: Now philosophy asks how to preserve the infinite speeds... and equips itself with formed terms as consistent particles that are as fast as thinking.....
Science tackles chaos in a completely different, opposite way: it renounces the infinite, the infinite speed, in order to gain a reference that can actualize the virtual...
Sokal I 180
... philosophy deals with an immanence or consistency level; science with a reference level.
Def function/Deleuze/Guattari: is a slow motion.... (Deleuze/Guattari, 1996(1), p. 137f).

Cf. for the correct use of these concepts: >Chaos
, >Function, >Motion.
For the correct use of the concepts of physics and mathematics see >Sokal/Bricmont and >Feynman, >Thorne.

1. G. Deleuze, F. Guattari, Qu' est-ce que la philosophie?, Paris 1991 - German: Was ist Philosophie, Frankfurt/M. 1996: page numbers here stem from the German edition.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Guattari, Felix
Sokal I
Alan Sokal
Jean Bricmont
Fashionabel Nonsense. Postmodern Intellectuals Abuse of Science, New York 1998
German Edition:
Eleganter Unsinn. Wie die Denker der Postmoderne die Wissenschaften missbrauchen München 1999

Sokal II
Alan Sokal
Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science New York 1999

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