Semblance and Event
Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts
|Series title:||Technologies of Lived Abstraction Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||MIT Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $20.00|
| Book Description: |
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 is-about-to-be as much as what is actually present? 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" as a way to approach this question.
It is, he argues, a question of abstraction, not as the opposite...