Concepts, for Deleuze, are . . . an ontological rather than an epistemological category. A concept is not . . . something that people have
What makes hope such an intense pleasure is the fact that the future, which we dispose of to our liking, appears to us at the
In his “Introduction to Metaphysics,” Bergson gives us three images to help us think about the duration and therefore qualitative multiplicities (The Creative Mind, pp. 164–65). The first is that of two spools, with a tape running between them, one spool unwinding the tape, the other winding it up. Duration resembles this image, according to Bergson, because, as we grow older, our future grows smaller and our past larger. The benefit of this image is that it presents a continuity of experiences without juxtaposition. . . .