Queerness is Proleptic Being


The import of Dewey's twin concepts of the ineffability of immediate existence and the proleptic being of all "objects" ("objects" and "things" are mis-named emergent events/processes) is nothing less than to say that existence itself, life itself, "is" queer. Being, becoming, queering, and perpetual disruption is the ineradicable nature of an unfinished quantum reality. Queerness, then, is proleptic being; it never truly "is," save for its efficacy in bringing about an altered state of affairs whose function it is, in turn, to bring about a further and unpredictable state of affairs, ad infinitum. Queerness is efficacy of, for, and in change, not a fixed property of a settled, finished existence.