In this Zen koan-like chapter, Deleuze posits a mode of co-presence of nonsense with sense. Sense doesn't come from the heights or the depths, God or Man, but rather inheres upon the surface, the border between the series of language and the series of bodies or things. Nonsense connects with the paradoxical element, the aleatory point, also called the empty square, that constantly circulates between these two series. Sense gets produced by this circulation of nonsense. Nonsense has no sense, but provides a donation of sense such that nonsense is opposed to the absence of sense.Two figures of nonsense, regressive synthesis and disjunctive synthesis. Both get demonstrated by Lewis Carroll's esoteric words. A nonsensical word like Snark is a word that communicates it's own sense. It's a word that appears both a word and a thing. This is regressive synthesis. Disjunctive synthesis occurs in portmanteau words where the virtual word of one part communicates the sense of the virtual word of the other part and vice versa.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
The Ideal Game provides a model for talking about thought, events, chance and the two readings of time as known by the Stoics: Chronos - the time of the present, and the Aion, the time of elongated pasts and futures. The Ideal Game has no rules, the rules change with every move, no winners or losers and it affirms and ramifies chance. The Aion is the ideal player of the game. Ordinary games divide an apportion chance. They have rules based on hypotheses.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Member of the NEW TRAJECTORIES WEBRING
"The Vietnam War had been punishing in ways to all Unistaters, but Case, embroiled in the center of it, experienced it as very bad TV. It was like the film had stuck and Moe kept jabbing his finger in Curley's eye, over and over in infinite regress, until the myth and metaphor had turned meaningless through redundance. If the war wasn't that, it was sloppy editing or just plain bad taste."
Monday, July 4, 2022
In this series Deleuze sets forth his transcendental field of impersonal, pre-individual singularities, the basis of how things come into existence. Singularities, events and sense appear synonymous terms. Singularities correspond to the heterogenous series which form systems. Potential energy is the energy of the pure event whereas forms of actualization correspond to the realization of the event. Sense haunts the surface. Compares his transcendental field to Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Fourth Person Singular which comes from his poem To the Oracle at Delphi thus alluding to the magical nature of this field.
Deleuze also compares his transcendental field to Nietzsche's Dionysian will to power, power in the sense of the ability to act/create, not political power. Nietzsche made the groundless speak.