THE TWO FACES OF DEATH

ANTI-PHENOMENON

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this regard, the psychic individuation which occurs in the caesura of thinking is intimately connected to an experience of dying which remains irreducible to bio-physical death.

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THE FRACTURE OF THINKING

FRACTURE OF THINKING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet how does this correlation between expressing thought and expressed Idea come about? What generates the correspondence between intensity and Idea through which actualization occurs?

Deleuze characterizes the relation between the first and second passive synthesis as one between an empirical foundation of time and a ground of time that is at once transcendental and metaphysical.

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THE CAESURA OF THE ACT

THE CAESURA OF THE ACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

The act that engenders thinking within thought occurs in the wake of the encounter with intensity (the cogitandum) and the transcendent exercise of the faculties. Accordingly, thinking is not the act of a preconstituted, already individuated psychic agent but rather something that is provoked by intensive difference; it is the effect of a transcendent exercise of the faculties wherein the psyche is folded back into its own field of individuation in such a way as to usurp its specification in the I and its organization in the self (Deleuze 1968: 330, 1994: 257).

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EKSTASIS AND EKSTEMA

HEIDEGGER 23

 

 

 

 

 

To see how this may have come about, let us quickly recapitulate Heidegger’s account of Dasein’s threefold ekstasis in Being and Time.

As ahead of itself, Dasein is becoming its ownmost possibility.

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THE PURE AND EMPTY FORM OF DEATH:THE FUSION OF MIND AND NATURE II

FUSION OF MIND AND NATURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty, brilliance, preciousness, and vibrancy are aesthetic rather than cognitive qualifications.

The transfiguration envisaged here betrays the perspective of a transcendental aestheticism. The selection operated bythe caesura of thinking in the eternal return overthrows the sovereignty of identity in representation and the jurisdiction of explication in actuality the better to affirm the point of convergence between the dialectic of ideas and the aesthetic of intensities, thereby reuniting a purified thought and a refined sensibility.

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