David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Deleuze Studies 3 (1):97-123 (2009)
This paper sets out a series of critical contrasts between Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze's philosophies of the event. It does so in the context of some likely objections to their positions from a broadly analytic position. These objections concern problems of individuation and location in space-time. The paper also explains Deleuze and Badiou's views on the event through a literary application on a short story by John Cheever. In conclusion it is argued that both thinkers have good answers to the objections, but that they diverge on the ontological commitments of their definitions of the event
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Brent Adkins (2012). Deleuze and Badiou on the Nature of Events. Philosophy Compass 7 (8):507-516.
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