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:

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on how Gilles Deleuze asserted the ontological priority of events over substances in his 1969 work The Logic of Sense. It explains that Deleuze extracted from the work of several thinkers, including Gottfried Leibniz, the Stoics, and Gilbert Simondon, a number of event-related problems and a hybrid family of event-related concepts which can be said to resolve the ‘event’. The chapter also reviews the various stages of the way in which Deleuze constructed his concept of the event, spelling out how the event is to be understood if everything is ultimately to be thought of as ontologically dependent on events.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; ontological priority; events; The Logic of Sense; Gottfried Leibniz; Stoics; Gilbert Simondon

Chapter.  7594 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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