Adjusting Focus: Redirecting the impetus of Society

Merleau-Ponty’s interpretation of Hegel, is that ‘history is the maturation of a future in the present, not the sacrifice of the present to an unknown future …’ [1]

In the production of the new and the working out of possibilities, there are not hard and fast rules necessarily but a trust in the desired outcomes. The human condition doesn’t change only the human experience, and this is the gauge to balance, like any household, what is essential and what is necessary and what is not necessary. So, the ‘tests as to whether it is liberating or controlling, whether it produces joy or sadness, is the test of life. [2]


[1]   O’Sullivan, Simon and Zepke, Stephen (eds) (2011) Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New, Continuum, London, pp. 99-100.

[2]  O’Sullivan, Simon and Zepke, Stephen (eds) (2011) Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New, Continuum, London, pp. 99-100.

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