2.22.2012

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_________________________ Okay we'll speak with Leibniz



 Leibniz's optimism is really strange. Yet again, miseries are not what was missing;the best of all possibilities only blossoms amid the ruins of Platonic Good. If this world
exists, it is not because it is the best, but because it is rather the inverse; is the best
because it is, because it is the one that is. The philosopher is still not the Inquisitor he will soon become with empiricism, and he is even less the Judge he will become
with Kant (the tribunal of Reason).


 He is a  Lawyer , or God's attorney. He defends God's Cause, following the word that Leibniz invents, "theodicy." Surely the justification of God in the face of evil has always been a philosophical commonplace. But the Baroque is a long moment of crisis, in which ordinary consolation no longer has much value. 

There results a collapse of the world; the lawyer has to rebuild it, exactly the same world, but on another stage and in respect to new principles capable of justifying  it (whence jurisprudence). An aggravated justification has to correspond to the enormity of the crisis: the world must be the best, not only in its totality, but in its detail or in all of its instances.



    We clearly  witness a schizophrenic reconstruction:
                                                          God's attorney convenes characters who reconstitute the world
with their inner , so-called autoplastic modifications. 



Such are the monads, or Leibniz's Selves, automata, each of which draws  from its depths the entire world and handles its relations with the outside or with others as an uncoiling of the mechanism of its own spring, of its own prearranged spontaneity. Monads have to be conceived as dancing. 


                                                                                                                                                                          But the dance is the Baroque dance, in which the dancers are automata: there we have an                 entire "pathos of distance," like the indivisible distance between two monads (space);the meeting between the two of them becomes a parade, or development, of their respective spontaneities insofar as their distance sis upheld; actions adn reactions give way to a concatenation of postures allotted now and again through distance (Mannerism).

  The principle of optimism , or of the Best, saves the freedom of God; it is the game of the world and God that guarantees this liberty.


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Incompossibility, Individuality, Liberty


 C. 5
The Fold

Lebniz and the Baroque

Written in the very words of the philosopher Gilles Deleuze
translated into the English

by

Tom Conley.



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where did the notes go that are contained in the text.
as the lawyer speaking. has no hand. in the summer err.

so it contains no text but merely the appearance as electronic air.

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