TIME AS A MANIFOLD IN DELEUZE'S PHILOSOPHY OF TIME In order to understand Deleuze's critique of approaches to the object through identity in a concept (DR, 26) or through identity in a representation (DR, 179-80), it is necessary to follow how he uncovers processes of becoming behind these conceptual abstractions. In turn, these processes depend on the definition of time as a multiple process. His philosophy of time is a process philosophy of time where time is made through processes. This is in contrast to views where time acts as a container for events, or where time is a representation according to which events are situated. In Deleuze's Difference and Repetition, time is constructed around three interdependent syntheses, labelled first, second and third syntheses of time (DR 96-165).