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After presenting a paper before members of The French Society of Philosophy titled The Method of Dramatisation, Gilles Deleuze was posed a number of questions by those in attendance. The crux of the paper relates to his conception of the dynamisms and pre-personal singularities involved in the process of differenciation by which Ideas come to be incarnated.

The last exchange is as follows:

M. Philonenko: In such a way that in the final instance on the side of specification and multiplicity we experience the same truth as in Plato, and we would have the same idea of the true, I mean: the simplicity of the true always equal to itself in the totality of its production?

M. G. Deleuze: It would not be that Plato. If we think of the Plato of the last dialectic, where the Forms are a little like multiplicities which must be traversed by the questions How? How much? In what case?, then yes, everything that I am saying seems to me in effect to be Platonic. If it is on the contrary a matter of a Plato who subscribes to a simplicity of the essence or an ipseity of the Idea, then no.

This strikes me as a little strange. From my understanding it was Deleuze's focus on the concept of sense, first explained in his book Nietzsche and Philosophy, which leads to his emphasis on questions establishing How? How much? To whom? etc. I'm at a loss however in relating this to anything I have found in Plato.

Can anyone point me in the direction of the above mentioned 'last dialectic'?

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One place that immediately occurs to me to look for more on this is the appendix on Plato to Logic of Sense –  Joseph Weissman Jan 1 '13 at 14:14

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