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The futures of causality: Hans Jonas and Gilles Deleuze

Groves, Christopher Robert 2010. The futures of causality: Hans Jonas and Gilles Deleuze. In: Poli, Roberto ed. Causality and Motivation, Philosophische Analyse, vol. 35. Germany: Ontos Verlag, pp. 151-170.

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Abstract

To understand novelty, we arguably require a concept of the future which does not define it as fully determined by the past. To flesh out what such a concept might require, I examine Hans Jonas' concept of immanent teleology and Gilles Deleuze's concept of the virtual. While Jonas' concept is shown to be useful for understanding adaptive behavioural novelty at the level of the individual organism, Deleuze's is interpreted as having a broader analytic scope, applying to the creation of novelty across any number of different kinds of non-equilibrium systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: causality; Gilles Deleuze; futurity; Hans Jonas; novelty; virtual/actual
Publisher: Ontos Verlag
ISBN: 9783868380682
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Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 05:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/30071

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