On the Concept of Creal: The Politico-Ethical Horizon of a Creative Absolute

In The Dark Precursor: Deleuze and Artistic Research. Leuven University Press. pp. 510-516 (2017)

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Luis De Miranda
University of Edinburgh (PhD)
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Process philosophies tend to emphasise the value of continuous creation as the core of their discourse. For Bergson, Whitehead, Deleuze, and others the real is ultimately a creative becoming. Critics have argued that there is an irreducible element of (almost religious) belief in this re-evaluation of immanent creation. While I don’t think belief is necessarily a sign of philosophical and existential weakness, in this paper I will examine the possibility for the concept of universal creation to be a political and ethical axiom, the result of a global social contract rather than of a new spirituality. I argue here that a coherent way to fight against potentially totalitarian absolutes is to replace them with a virtual absolute that cannot territorialise without deterritorialising at the same time: the Creal principle.
Keywords Deleuze  process philosophy  Creal  Crealectics  absolute  axiomatic  ethics  politics
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