By Valentine Moulard-Leonard
Explores the continuities and discontinuities within the paintings of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.
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What happens in this delay that distinguishes my brain-image from all other images, allowing me to choose between diverse courses of action? , 13/19, trans. modified) generates external images, or representations. But this would imply that this molecular movement-image (the brain) really did contain, in some mysterious way, the representation of the whole material universe. The brain is part of the material world; the material world is not part of the brain. , 14/19). , 26/30), although as a delay rerouting movement toward more or less complex sensory-motor avenues it embodies choice.
26/30), although as a delay rerouting movement toward more or less complex sensory-motor avenues it embodies choice. We established as a fact that my body can act on the world of images, which means that it can efficiently affect the universe. , 16/20). In fact, this is one of Bergson’s central theses in Matter and Memory, the point of departure of his theory of knowledge which, in stark contrast to traditional epistemology, affirms that perception is entirely directed toward action, not speculation.
The displacement that is now taking place with the introduction of spirit seems to indicate not 38 Introducing Memory only that the body is receding in the background but that duration itself, which in Time and Free Will characterized the fundamental self, is losing its originary and productive function. However, this apparent tension between the two accounts does not, in my reading, constitute any philosophical contradiction. On the contrary, it testifies to the radical difference between the realm of the psychological (the actual) and the realm of the metaphysical, or the ontological (spirit, the virtual).
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters: Transcendental Experience and the Thought of the Virtual by Valentine Moulard-Leonard