Saturday, May 21, 2022

Fifth Series of Sense

The Fifth Series of Sense discusses the paradoxes within sense: 1. the paradox of regress; 2. the paradox of sterile division or dry reiteration; 3. the paradox of neutrality , or of essences 3rd estate; 4. the paradox of the absurd, or of impossible objects. The examples Deleuze uses suggest a subtextual alternative narrative.

The guide book mentioned is Logic of Sense - A Critical Introduction and Guide by James Williams. It is available here.




 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Fourth Series of Dualities

 This series begins with the duality between cause and effect. It shifts to the duality between things and language before moving inside the proposition to look at the duality of two dimensions of the proposition, denotation and sense. Humpty Dumpty makes a cameo appearance as master of language.



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Third Series of the Proposition

The third series looks at the essential relation between language and events and considers sense as the fourth dimension of the proposition.

The links below elaborate on the Qabalah of the S + C letter combination mentioned at the end of the video. S + C = 68 by Gematria. The first link, Gematria, begins discussing 68 about 2/3rds of the way through. Gematria

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Second Series of Paradoxes of Surface Effects

 Chapter 2 introduces the Stoics and their distinction between bodies and events. Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno gets introduced at the end.

Chapter on Chrysippus from Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

First Series of Paradoxes of Pure Becoming

 This video looks at the first chapter of Gilles Deleuze's The Logic of Sense. In this chapter we are introduced to the two Alice books by Lewis Carroll and their involvement with a special category of things called events. Events appear co-extensive with pure becoming. Next we discover how Plato's philosophy of ideal forms limits, pauses and provides rests for pure becoming. We examine some coding in the form of the chapter and relate pure becoming to the Thelemic axiom, "the only stability is change." A bias for finding in this philosophy the metaphysics for magick gets revealed.



Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Gilles Deleuze Logic of Sense Introduction

 I've initiated a new YouTube channel under my name that kicks off with the first in a series of videos examining the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze as presented in his masterpiece, The Logic of Sense. This first video introduces Deleuze, the book and looks at the Preface he wrote for it. Deleuze describes this work as "a series of paradoxes which form the series of sense." He describes sense as a "nonexisting entity." Of course, he elaborates the nature of the sense entity as the story proceeds.

I contend that Deleuze's philosophy provides a metaphysics for magick, a metaphysics for Thelema. Each chapters is called a series. My intention is to do a short, 5 - 10 minute video on each series.  Please like the video and subscribe to the channel if you wish to see more of these videos.