noting also that Deleuze’s ethics and his politics follow from his ontology – as they should do – and not the other way around

if Deleuze is able to depart from the philosophy of representation characterized by the primacy of the concept, then this is because he discovers intelligibility in the aesthetic itself, in the very fabric of the given, in the form of the differentials of perception.

– Levi R. Bryant, Difference and Givenness: Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism and the Ontology of Immanence, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois, 2008, pp. ix-x