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The Stoics – Events and Sense

Sean Bowden

in The Priority of Events

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780748643592
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652624 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643592.003.0001
The Stoics – Events and Sense

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This chapter examines the way Gilles Deleuze initially sets up the problem of the concept of event and explores the Stoics philosophy of events. It discusses Deleuze's claim that knowledge of things depends on the way in which the events constituting them can be brought into relation in language and argues that events are ideal entities upon which determined states of affairs are ontologically dependent. It explains how these processes of determination re-describe the static ontological and logical geneses and contends that they constitute the evental-determination of the events making up the lives of things, and thus represent what is most essential to Deleuze's philosophy of events.

Keywords: event; Stoics; Gilles Deleuze; knowledge; language; logical geneses; evental-determination

Chapter.  18081 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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