Gilles Deleuze: The Event of Life

In his work, Deleuze argued that the sole aim of philosophy was to become “worthy of the event.” This raises the question of whether one could have a philosophy and by extension a politics adequate to the conditions of the event. For Deleuze, the event marks a rupture in the continuity of one’s historical experiences. Events are by definition untimely. An event is time “out of joint.” From this perspective, the event has no evident starting point or terminus. While some may argue that the significance of an event must be measured quantitatively (for example, by how many people are affected by it), one shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the qualitatively singular. What about the event of Deleuze’s work? Many were affected by it. But what is the singularity of his thought? Does it continue to resonate today? How?



About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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