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Introduction: The Ontological Priority of Events in <i>The Logic of Sense</i>

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/9780748643592.003.0007
Introduction: The Ontological Priority of Events in The Logic of Sense

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This volume aims to examine and clarify the complex way in which Gilles Deleuze asserts the ontological priority of events over substances in his 1969 work The Logic of Sense. It examines the way in which Deleuze grounds this assertion by establishing a relation, the precise nature of which is shown in this chapter, between the works representative of several philosophers and intellectual movements, including the Stoics, Gottfried Leibniz, Albert Lautman, Gilbert Simondon, structuralism and psychoanalysis. It shows that The Logic of Sense's paradoxical element is nothing other than the problem of the event, or the problem of affirming the ontological priority of events over substances all the way down.

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

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Subjects: Philosophy

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