Deleuzean Diagrammagic


Here’s a quick sketch of a diagram I’ll continue to refine that came to me while reading Deleuze’s discussion of the passive synthesis of imagination in D & R (71cf).

An easier to read version:


The past and the future are rhythmically/repeatedly synthesized via contraction into the lived present by imagination. The actual occasions of the past are gathered together via physical prehension, while the eternal objects of the future are envisaged via conceptual prehension. Both the cellular heredities of the past and the modal anticipations of the future are arrayed in a fractal structure of branching multiplicities. The concentric rings are the echoes of repetition, the rhythm of concrescence repeating again and again, though never in the same way.

[Update: a few videos with more explanation]:

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