chapter  4
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Mines and design in their natural context

ByDorion Sagan

The philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, in What Is Philosophy?, argue that, while intellectually separate, the great realms of art, science, and philosophy overlap one another (1996). The oldest form of art, according to Deleuze, is architecture, and, like science and philosophy, great art is marked not by rational and comprehensive closure, but rather by an openness and interaction with the larger universe ultimately constitutive of the artificial human divisions.