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A Study of numbers B A decorative corner in a house C Science of the intellect who am I?
Philosophy cannot rest on a reductive physicalism, one that simply "insists on the substantiality of Being." Rather, physicalism must be paired with noology
, which insists on the primacy of "the image of thought" (Deleuze and Guattari 44).
We should note that in an interview from 1988, Deleuze says that "noology
" or the study of the image of thought is the "prolegomena to philosophy." (6) So, roughly speaking, we can say that the first part of the book (introduction and chapters one and two) is Deleuze's voyage of depersonalization through the history of philosophy (repeating it with a difference, his enculage of the philosophers he writes on).
(6) Apud ILIE BADESCU, ILIE BADESCU, Noology
. The Knowledge of the Spiritual Order of the World.