Unfolding Life with Death: In Memoriam1

Deleuze and Guattari Studies 16 (1):136-156 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This paper explores how affirming events rather than substances, and difference rather than identities, might affect how one responds to life's exigencies, in particular the act of choosing when to end the life of a dog that was a beloved companion. The paper addresses the concepts of the event and the time of Aion as they are presented in The Logic of Sense, and examines the resonances these concepts have with a notion of learning presented in Difference and Repetition and a notion of essence presented in Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza. The argument is made that Deleuze presents us with a notion of death that is a part of the creative unfolding of life, and that affirming events rather than substances and difference rather than identities can give us insight into practical questions about how to live one's life.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,593

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Solace: A Précis.Joshua Glasgow - 2023 - Journal of Philosophical Research 48:271-273.
Felix Culpa, Dialectic and Becoming-Imperceptible.Claire Colebrook - 2023 - In Tilottama Rajan & Daniel Whistler (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Poststructuralism. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 449-464.
Imagination and the Sense of Identity.Lars Hertzberg - 1991 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 29:143-155.
Imagination and the sense of identity.Lars Hertzberg - 1991 - In Human Beings. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 143-155.
Minimal ethics for the anthropocene.Joanna Zylinska - 2014 - Ann Arbor, Michigan: Open Humanities Press.


Added to PP

14 (#1,015,774)

6 months
6 (#739,524)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Tamsin Lorraine
Swarthmore College

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

What is Philosophy?Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari - 1991 - Columbia University Press.
Essays on Deleuze.Daniel W. Smith - 2012 - Edinburgh University Press.
Nietzsche and philosophy.Gilles Deleuze & Hugh Tomlinson - 1991 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 1:53-55.
Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation.Gilles Deleuze - 2005 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 (4):392-394.

View all 16 references / Add more references