Deleuze's Neo-Leibnizianism, Events and The Logic of Sense's 'Static Ontological Genesis'

Deleuze Studies 4 (3):301-328 (2010)
In The Logic of Sense, Deleuze effectively argues that two types of relation between events govern their ‘evental’ or ‘ideal play’, and ultimately underlie determined substances, that is, worldly individuals and persons. Leibniz calls these relations ‘compossibility’ and ‘incompossibility’. Deleuze calls them ‘convergence’ and ‘divergence’. This paper explores how Deleuze appropriates and extends a number of Leibnizian concepts in order to ground the idea that events have ontological priority over substances ‘all the way down’.
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DOI 10.3366/dls.2010.0102
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