“Deleuze in Difference and Repetition asks what makes it possible for the present to pass. A present moment cannot pass out of existence simply because another moment arises. But there is nothing in a present moment that would lead it to pass—on its own, it would remain present. Deleuze’s solution is that each moment has two distinct temporal statuses—it is present and past—at the same time. On the one hand, an event takes place (which defines the present); on the other hand, it remains available to have effects afterwards (which defines the past). Ongoing, it is present; but qua given, it is already past at the same time. A moment does not pass out of the present in order to become past; its pastness is contemporaneous with its being present. ” _Simultaneity and Delay_ , J. Lampert 2012

“Deleuze in Difference and Repetition asks what makes it possible for the present to pass. A present moment cannot pass out of existence simply because another moment arises. But there is nothing in a present moment that would lead it to pass—on its own, it would remain present. Deleuze’s solution is that each moment has two distinct temporal statuses—it is present and past—at the same time. On the one hand, an event takes place (which defines the present); on the other hand, it remains available to have effects afterwards (which defines the past). Ongoing, it is present; but qua given, it is already past at the same time. A moment does not pass out of the present in order to become past; its pastness is contemporaneous with its being present. “
 
_Simultaneity and Delay_ , J. Lampert 2012

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