Single Idea 21904

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / i. Deflating being]

Full Idea

In Deleuze, Being is not a puzzle to be solved but a problem to be engaged. It is to be engaged by a thought that moves as comfortably among problems as it does among solutions, as fluidly among differences as it does among identities.

Gist of Idea

Being is a problem to be engaged, not solved, and needs a new mode of thinking


report of Gilles Deleuze (Difference and Repetition [1968]) by Todd May - Gilles Deleuze 4.01

Book Reference

May,Todd: 'Gilles Deleuze' [CUP 2006], p.116

A Reaction

This sounds like what I've always known as 'negative capability' (thanks to Keats). Is philosophy just a hobby, like playing darts? It seems that the aim of the process is 'liberation', about which I would like to know more.