Taylor Hammer is a PhD student in philosophy at Stony Brook University.
The Role of Ontology in the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze
Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2010
2007 The University of Memphis
The Southern Journal of Philosophy
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 57–77, Spring 2007
How to Cite
Hammer, T. (2007), The Role of Ontology in the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 45: 57–77. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2007.tb00042.x
- Issue online: 2 MAR 2010
- Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2010
This essay discusses the role of being and ontology in the work of Gilles Deleuze. Starting from an examination of Alain Badiou's ontology and theory of the event, I discuss the possible opposition of being and the event in Deleuze's work. Though famous for his discussions of the univocity of being, Deleuze does discuss the event as that which is not being. Deleuze's theory of the event is similar to that of Badiou in that he considers the event to be extra-ontological. The essay closes by considering the differences between Deleuze and Badiou on the subject of the event.