Isabelle Stengers on Concepts as Prototypes

Isabelle Stengers on Concepts as Prototypes

” For him (Deleuze), as you know, concepts could certainly migrate out of philosophy, but as tools to be engaged with, and thus transformed by the problems they would help create. And once this transformation occurs, they would have a new life, that is, a new necessity of their own”  Matters of Cosmopolitics | A Conversation with Isabelle Stengers 181

my reply to a query of whether or not I align myself with such a line of thought “I would go further (after Derrida/Rorty) and say that concepts (like acts of re-membering) are always already being re-tooled for current purposes and that we can’t conserve/transmit them (pace Heidegger) no matter how we might try/desire, my only quibble is that I wouldn’t say the concepts (which don’t exist per say) have lives/necessities of their own, just our uses/implementations.”

http://anthem-group.net/2014/03/31/architecture-in-the-anthropocene-encounters-among-design-deep-time-science-philosophy/

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