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Leibniz – The Static Ontological and Logical Geneses

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/9780748643592.003.0002
Leibniz – The Static Ontological and Logical Geneses

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This chapter examines the influence of Gottfried Leibniz on Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of event. It analyses how Deleuze took up Leibniz's philosophy and evaluates the role of compossibility and incompossibility in the latter's philosophical system. It explains that Deleuze turned to Leibniz in order to argue, from the perspective of a different system of philosophical concepts, that two types of relation between events govern their ideal play and underlie the determination and relation of denoted things, manifested persons, and general concepts.

Keywords: Gottfried Leibniz; Gilles Deleuze; philosophy of event; ideal play; manifested persons; denoted things; compossibility; incompossibility

Chapter.  16722 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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