The Encounter


Encounters, for Althusser, works with the concept of the void. According to Morfino, the encounter has four fundemental points:

1. encounters have various durations, and are depenedent upon the abyss (which means it was founded on the fact that it cannot take place).

2. All encounters are based on a series of encounters that occurred before them.

3. "nothing in the elements of the encounter prefigures, before the actual encounter, the contours and determinations of the being that will emerge from it."

4."after the encounter takes hold, the structure takes priority over the elements."