Philosophers aren’t reflective, but creative

What we should in fact do, is stop allowing philosophers to reflect “on” things. The philosopher creates, he doesn’t reflect. (p. 122)

What I’m interested in are the relations between the arts, science and philosophy. There’s no order op priority among these disciplines. Each is creative. The true object op science is to create functions, the true object of art is to create sensory aggregates and the object of philosophy is to create concepts. (p. 123)

Take the most remarkable case, Spinoza: the absolute philosopher, whose Ethics is the foremost book on concepts. But this purest of philosophers also speaks to everyone: anyone can read the Ethics if they’re prepared to be swept up in the wind, its fire. (p. 140)

Deleuze, Negotiations, 1988

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