Wounds and Scars: Deleuze on the Time (and the Ethics) of the Event

Deleuze Studies 2 (1):15 (2007)
This essay examines Deleuze's account of time and the wound in The Logic of Sense and, to a lesser extent, in Difference and Repetition. As such, it will also explicate his understanding of the event, as well as the notoriously opaque ethics of counter-actualisation that are bound up with it, before raising certain problems that are associated with the transcendental and ethical priority that he accords to the event and what he calls the time of Aion. I will conclude by proposing a dialectic between the two aspects of time that he counterposes (Aion and Chronos, roughly the disjunctive and the conjunctive) that does not instantiate any kind of a priori privilege of the one over the other.
Keywords Deleuze  time  ethics  wounds  scars  counteractualisation  transcendental philosophy  phenomenology
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DOI 10.3366/E1750224108000056
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