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Invisibility, the War Machine and Prigogine: Physics, Philosophy and the Threshold of Historical Consciousness in Pynchon's Zone

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Martin E. Rosenberg

Eastern Kentucky University
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In Difference and Repetition, Gilles Deleuze forges alliances among science, philosophy and the arts in order to propose a systems theory of culture-formation based on the distinction between differen(t)iation and differen(c)iation. The first term refers to spatial and temporal difference, as might be charted graphically on a geometric grid; the second term refers to the variations possible of an organism at any particular moment in its history, enabled, for example, by cell division and specialization in an embryo, or by spontaneous genetic mutation in a species.
How to Cite: Rosenberg, M.E., (1992). Invisibility, the War Machine and Prigogine: Physics, Philosophy and the Threshold of Historical Consciousness in Pynchon's Zone. Pynchon Notes. (30-31), pp.91–138. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.236
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Published on 22 Sep 1992.
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