From Tarde to Deleuze and Foucault

The Infinitesimal Revolution

  • Sergio Tonkonoff

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology book series (PSRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sergio Tonkonoff
    Pages 25-43
  3. Sergio Tonkonoff
    Pages 91-114
  4. Sergio Tonkonoff
    Pages 115-140
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-154

About this book


This book posits that a singular paradigm in social theory can be discovered by reconstructing the conceptual grammar of Gabriel Tarde’s micro-sociology and by understanding the ways in which Gilles Deleuze’s micro-politics and Michel Foucault’s micro-physics have engaged with it. This is articulated in the infinite social multiplicity-invention-imitation-opposition-open system. Guided by infinitist ontology and an epistemology of infinitesimal difference, this paradigm offers a micro-socio-logic capable of producing new ways of understanding social life and its vicissitudes. In the field of social theory, this can be called the infinitesimal revolution.


Difference Assemblage Social Field Micro-Macro Link Gabriel Tarde Michel Foucault Gilles Deleuze Relational Sociology ontology Epistemology Microsociology Microphysics social theory Micropolitics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergio Tonkonoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Conicet-ArgentinaUniversidad de Buenos AiresCapital FederalArgentina

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