BRIAN MASSUMI SEMBLANCE AND EVENT PDF

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In “Semblance and Event,” Brian Massumi, drawing on the work of William James , Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others, develops the concept of. Following ideas, images, sensations and intense affects charted by William James, Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze, Brian Massumi. Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the.

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Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts

There is a satisfying rhetoric reminiscent of early sophistry. His phraseology is elegant, simple and enticingly set in motion through a discrete counter-point of puzzles and partial answers.

Nor should they be given the demanding and innovative art and philosophy events to follow in the book. Of Capitulation and Contestation. Michael Lechuga – – Journal of Argumentation in Context 3 1: They demand great craft and achieve wide resonance with their readers.

There is a kind of conjuror’s art to this strange juxtaposition of a bright everyday — portrayed elegantly — but pierced by the uncanny. It does not introduce a set of thinkers, nor put their thought in academic context. As such, the book is resistant to simple logical dismemberment and to categorical situation in historical and disciplinary positions btian lines.

Partly because of the way it stretches the meditative form, Massumi’s thought demands interpretation. It is, he argues, a question of abstraction, not as the opposite of the concrete but as a dimension of it: Request removal from index. It is a matter of survival and presentational narrative, if nothing else. Experience of Change, Movement, and Time: Experiences as Complex Events.

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Derek Matravers – – Oxford University Press. It is really only a semblance that we only enter into contact with through mutual genetic interaction. Then, though, each passage is subsumed into a progression to a final extreme state where movement and event explode out: They work with common language and with the appearance of a ‘degree zero’ of style such that everyone can feel invited to follow and think alongside the meditator.

In “Semblance and Event,” Brian Massumi, drawing on the work of William James, Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others, develops the concept of “semblance” a Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. Request removal from index. Life unlimited — Third movement. A Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 1: Bryan Magee – – Philosophy 80 3: If you are seeking a carefully argued, seamlessly logical, analytically constructed aesthetics or philosophy of art here, then forget it, this is not the book for you.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Dawn Tritch rated it did not like it Apr 14, From chapter to chapter, we follow a good story-teller, a patient interviewee and simple, companionable, inner and outer voices.

Instead of abstraction Massumi seeks immersion. Affective Boundaries in a Landscape of Shame: Yve Lomax – – I. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts by Brian Massumi

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To perceive the world in an object frame is to neglect the wider range of its germinal reality. There will be no space for the non-sensory because all will be non-sensory.

Science Logic and Mathematics. It is worth noting the method of suggestion at work in this passage. It turns out that the reason given by Massumi is not simple at all, because it depends on a sleight of hand around uses of tense. We can see movement becoming fetish in Massumi’s eveny discussion of the painter and installation artist Robert Irwin. Semblance and Event is not about such conclusions but rather about a sensual and intellectual communication of events and processes.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Toil, frustration, struggle and abnegation are cloaked beneath the meditative unrolling. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the is-about-to-be as much as what is actually present? It is not that logical argument, abstract aesthetics, pure science and raw art-practice are absent from the book.

The being of an object is an abstraction from its becoming. Events and the desire for semblance are in tension with abd another. There can be an imperceptible yet immensely disruptive virtual effect in apparently the most ordered and safe forms of experience. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A thing ‘is’ or ‘is not’, in various attempts at clear extensive or intensive definition. Sign in Create an account. The artwork’s relational engagement, Massumi continues, gives it a political valence just as necessary and immediate as the aesthetic dimension.

Find it on Scholar. Something has to be moved, but kinds and scales of svent are not set before the event. Nemerle Firecloak rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Refresh and try again.