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Matter as Simulacrum; Thought as Phantasm; Body as Event

Nathan Widder

in Deleuze and the Body

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780748638642
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652679 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638642.003.0005
Matter as Simulacrum; Thought as Phantasm; Body as Event

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This chapter explores what should have been a formidable problem for studies of Gilles Deleuze from the start and addresses his reaffirmation of Hegelian theme that being is sense. It explains that in his The Logic of Sense, Deleuze clarified that sense itself is produced, which means that being has its origins outside of itself. The chapter traces the process by which Deleuze charted the relation between materiality and sense and between corporeality and incorporeality in his account of the dynamic genesis, and also analyses the influence of Melanie Klein's theory of childhood development on Deleuze's thought.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; sense; Hegelian theme; Logic of Sense; dynamic genesis; Melanie Klein; childhood development

Chapter.  8452 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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