Describes how individuals and their world come into being from the transcendental field of singularities as the first stage of the genesis. This stage gets engendered by sense. It's with reference to Leibnez's theory of the monad and of compossible and incompossible worlds. The second stage establishes and develops the Ego or Person on top of the first stage. The first stage comprises an umwelt. Good sense gets actualized here. In the second stage the person sees more objectively across individual worlds forming a welt.Deleuze's formulations resemble the Many Worlds interpretation of Quantum Physics. He uses the same literary example they do, The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Borges.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Sense is always an effect but it requires two causes to acquire autonomy. The first cause is corporeal, from bodies, states of affairs and mixtures. The second cause is incorporeal, metaphysical, coming from the paradoxical element, the empty square, nonsense, or an aleatory point which circulates between the series of things and the series of propositions.Sense has two aspects: 1. It's impassible and sterile in relation to bodies and things while neutral in relation to language. 2. Sense gets produced. Sense engenders the dimensions of the proposition: signification, manifestation and denotation. The two aspects of sense sets up a problem. If sense is impassible, how does it get produced to engender the proposition? The problem = how to produce sense, or how does sense get produced? Deleuze needs and begins to set the groundwork for a transcendental field for the bestowal of sense. The problem raised by the two aspects of sense indicates a choice between Formal Logic and Transcendental Logic. One way Deleuze states this problem: "At the heart of the logic of sense, one always returns to this problem, this immaculate conception, being the passage from sterility to genesis."
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
This chapter looks at the problem of paradoxes and the territory they cover. Paradoxes are opposed to good sense and common sense. Good sense is a unique sense bound by a demand of order to go in a particular direction. Discusses the attributes of good sense and common sense. Common sense is what allows identity and recognition. Examples from the paradoxical world of Wonderland and Alice show when she doesn't have good sense or common sense.The sense from paradox goes in two directions simultaneously comparable to the two directions of Time in the Aion with the present moment splitting and be simultaneously subdivided into the past and the future. This sense goes "in tandem." More examples from Alice and Through the Looking Glass. An obscure Stoic example of going in tandem from Cicero's Academia section 29: