Life and Event: Deleuze on Newness

Paola Marrati

in A Time for the Humanities

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229192
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235063 | DOI:
Life and Event: Deleuze on Newness

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This chapter underscores what is at stake in this book as a whole: the claim that the affirmation to the heteronomous temporarily of the future contests the spatial closure of action and thought. It contests the closure of spatial forms by developing “the ontological agency of time” in the work on philosophy and film by Gilles Deleuze. It argues that the new and creative effects of time cannot be known in advance because they emerge from a process of differentiation conforming to no pre-exisitng pattern.

Keywords: life; event; Gilles Deleuze; future; time; newness

Chapter.  5278 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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