Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (3)

[Third and Final installment: What did Galileo do?] Gilles: You said something quite marvelous. I insist on the following point because it’s a kind of philosophy in connection with modern science. I refer again to Bergson’s example, because to say that Bergson made a metaphysics from duration and liquidates science, one has to be profoundly retarded [débile] to say something like that. Bergson’s idea is that modern science gives … Read more Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (3)

Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (2)

[Part 2: Everything is event ] Everything is event, yes, including the great pyramid, says Whitehead. Even from the perspective of style, he’s quite Leibnizian. Generally, we consider an event as a category of very special things, for example, I go out into the street and get run over by a bus. It’s an event. But the great pyramid is not an event. At most, I would say, well … Read more Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (2)