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The Priority of Events: Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Sean Bowden


This book shows how the Deleuzian event should be understood in terms of the broader metaphysical thesis that substances are ontologically secondary with respect to events. It achieves this through a reconstruction of Deleuze's relation to the history of thought from the Stoics through to Simondon, taking account of Leibniz, Lautman, structuralism and psychoanalysis along the way. This new reading of Deleuze focuses firmly on his approach to events. It also examines and clarifies a number of Deleuze's most difficult philosophical concepts, including sense, problematic Ideas and intensive indiv ... More

Keywords: Deleuzian event, intensive individuation, history of thought, Stoics, Simondon, Leibniz, Lautman, structuralism, psychoanalysis, problematic Ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643592
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Bowden, author