Academic journal article Analysis and Metaphysics

Deleuze, the Dark Precursor: Dialectic, Structure, Being

Academic journal article Analysis and Metaphysics

Deleuze, the Dark Precursor: Dialectic, Structure, Being

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Deleuze, The Dark Precursor: Dialectic, Structure, Being Eleanor Kaufman (University of California, Los Angeles) Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, 245 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0589-6

Kaufman contends that a mode of nonunivocal disruptive dissimilarity is essential to Deleuzian ontology. Deleuze finds fault with the sphere between the univocal and the equivocal as the unconcerned interval of the analogical. The orthodox is comparable to the infa mous position of the unconcerned. Deleuze is a theorist of difference and disjunction. The incorporeal resides in the past and futur e (Aion) a nd in t he transformative likelihoods of ea ch. Deleuzian temporality is distinguished by a structure of separation that is notably r eversible. Thought, for the purpose of achieving its unthought, should scrutinize the body. Deleuze's structural proposal of the Other is the commanding structure of our perceptual sphere.

The line of reasoning throughout this discussion seems quite consistent with the idea that the distinction of degree constitutes a comprehensive ecumenical position, whereas the distinction in kind indicates the exclusiveness of the cut. …

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