January 28, 2006

Autopoiesis and Deleuze

The autopoiesis theory of Maturana and Varela can surely be linked tp D&G's philosophy. Structural plasticity can be seen as the creation of differences.

Varela worked in Paris from 1980 until his death in 2003, I think. I have found no indications that Varela was knwon to Deleuze nor vice versa.

I have elaborated the implications of the biology and epistemology of autopoiesis for psychology as a science. It appeared in booklet. I can send it to you. It dates from 1986.

For a psychology of nomadisation based on D&G, see my website:
and click 'English', then 'available texts'.

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  1. Still learning how to use this site. Had never even read a blog till recently. Eric Rossel mentions autopoiesis. Varela certainly knew of Deleuze and was on close terms with Guattari. Guattari of course develops the concept of autopoiesis in 'Chaosmosis'.

    29 Jan 2006, 01:10

  2. eric rosseel

    Thank you, Paul. Will look for Chaosmosis!

    29 Jan 2006, 02:30

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