The Reality of the Virtual in Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism

  • Paulo M. BarrosoEmail author
Part of the Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress book series (NAHP, volume 11)


Is virtual related with transcendental empiricism? If so, how and why? The aim of this approach is to conceptualize and problematize the reality of the virtual (not virtual reality) as a transition or a changing process through signs/images, like Bacon’s image-sensation. Following a theoretical research, this paper explores and questions Deleuze’s perspective about virtual as a part extracted from real and embedded in real. Deleuze’s transcendental empiricism is critical to the conditions of possibility of experience proposed by Kant. Deleuze’s perspective goes further and admits the virtual must be defined as a strictly part of the real. The virtual is fully determined and necessary; a virtual field represents the necessary conditions to actualize the actual experience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication and Art, College of EducationPolytechnic Institute of ViseuViseuPortugal

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