Deleuze’s Materialist Philosophy of Affect and Sense

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This chapter extends the understanding of our approach by setting out a more detailed and philosophically advanced exploration of the theoretical framework, aimed at those already familiar with the theory. The theoretical framework of the intensive ontological register is fully explored, together with the intensive incorporeals that operate within that register. These include sensation, bodies, affects and affective atmospheres, together with complex composites of intensities in Deleuze’s logic of sense and the conceptualisation of planes of organisation and composition. This chapter, further, explores and establishes the philosophical background of the book’s pervasive theoretical methodology of intensive problem space and the workings of intensive problematics.


Intensive ontological regime Incorporeals Affects Sensation Sense Plane of composition Phase space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Institute for Applied Health ResearchUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK

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