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Summary Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) studied at the Sorbonne and taught at various lycées before holding professorships at the University of Lyon (1964-1969) and the University of Paris VIII at Vincennes (1969-1987). Throughout his career, Deleuze sustained a profound engagement with the history of philosophy, publishing monographs on Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche and Bergson, in addition to his original philosophical work on a variety of topics including metaphysics, ethics, science, language, politics and psychoanalysis, as well as literature, cinema and painting. Nonetheless, Deleuze once called himself a “pure metaphysician,” and this characterization becomes apparent through some common themes that range across his diverse body of work: immanence (as opposed to transcendence), emergence and becoming (as opposed to persistence and being), and difference (as opposed to identity). Scholarship on Deleuze is rapidly growing and his increasing influence extends far beyond philosophy.
Key works Deleuze’s magnum opus is Difference and Repetition (1968). He is also widely known for his collaborative works with Felix Guattari, most notably the two-volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), as well as their last collaboration, What is Philosophy? (1991). While it is difficult to isolate key texts from his work on the history of philosophy, Nietzsche and Philosophy (1962) and Bergsonism (1966) reinvigorated interest in those figures and garnered considerable attention of their own account.
Introductions Claire Colebrook’s Gilles Deleuze (2001) and Todd May’s Gilles Deleuze: An Introduction (2005) are two basic introductions to Deleuze’s thought. Daniel Smith’s Essays on Deleuze (2012) is the most comprehensive reference on Deleuze.
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  1. Problematic Rebel: An Image of Modern Man. [REVIEW]F. G. A. - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (3):585-585.
  2. A New Image of Man. [REVIEW]R. A. - 1955 - Review of Metaphysics 9 (1):165-165.
  3. Deleuze y Derrida: Diferencias Divergentes.Diego Abadi - 2016 - Daimon: Revista de Filosofia 68:131.
  4. Writing the Subject: Virginia Woolf and Clothes.Carolyn Abbs - 2006 - Colloquy 11:209-225.
    Virginia Woolf had a fascination with clothes and textiles. She wrote about clothes in her diaries, fiction and non-fiction and she even wrote for Vogue magazine – the editor was a friend. 1 There may have been some influence from William Morris’s designs and tapestries, the Omega workshops of the time, Serge Diaghilev and costume designs for the Ballets Russes, and we know that she worked needlepoint with her sister Vanessa Bell. However, in regard to writing the subject, it was (...)
  5. The Birth of Thought: Dramatization, Pluralisation and the Idea.Ayesha Abdullah - 2016 - Deleuze Studies 10 (1):19-32.
  6. Iranian Cinema: A Political History by Hamid Reza Sadr, 2006. [REVIEW]Michaël Abecassis - 2010 - Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 3:368-370.
  7. Double Take: Photography, Cinema, and the Segregated Theater. Abel - 2008 - Critical Inquiry 34 (5):S2.
  8. Deleuze and Guattari: A Psychoanalytic Itinerary.Fadi Abouh-Rihan - 2008 - Continuum.
    Nietzsche : by way of an introduction -- Winnicott : the psychoanalytic family -- Anti-Oedipus : reading, listening, analysing -- Process notes : productions and syntheses -- Sophocles : under the sign of nemesis -- Cixous : the unseen seen -- Dôsirand : the transitional subject.
  9. Squiggles, Clowns and Catherine Wheels: Violation of the Self and its Vicissitudes.Jan Abram - 1999 - Natureza Humana 1 (1):53-74.
    O artigo desenvolve uma reflexão sobre o conceito winnicottiano de núcleo isolado do si-mesmo, ao qual se atribui o caráter de ser permanentemente desconhecido e incomunicável. O tema é discutido a partir de um outro conceito do mesmo autor, o de cisão da personalidade em verdadeiro e falso si-mesmo, com a ajuda de textos de Marion Milner em que esta questiona Winnicott acerca do isolamento e incomunicabilidade. Na sequência, é examinada a importância terapêutica do "objeto que sobrevive". Sobre este último (...)
  10. An Exchange on "The Norton Anthology of English Literature" and Sean Shesgreen: V. Abrams - 2009 - Critical Inquiry 35 (4):1079.
  11. Cinema and the Aesthetics of the Dynamical Sublime: Kant, Deleuze, Heidegger and the Architecture of Film.Jerold J. Abrams - 2003 - Film and Philosophy 7:60-76.
  12. Intensive Landscaping.Yves Abrioux - 2009 - In Bernd Herzogenrath (ed.), Deleuze/Guattari & Ecology. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 251--65.
  13. Nobility and Decadence: The Vulnerabilities of Nietzsche's Strong Type.Vinod Acharya - 2012 - Phaenex 7 (1):130-161.
    This paper argues that for Nietzsche it is only when the strong type decays on its own terms that it is possible for a weak type to come into dominance by inverting the values of the strong. It sets right a latent inconsistency in Deleuze’s work, Nietzsche and Philosophy , which traces back the origin of decadence to the subterranean struggle between reactive forces. I show that Deleuze’s reading runs contrary to his own contention that for Nietzsche the negative is (...)
  14. Samuel Beckett's Artistic Theory and Practice Criticism, Drama and Early Fiction.James Acheson - 1997
  15. Literature, Ethics, and Aesthetics: Applied Deleuze and Guattari.Sabrina Achilles - 2012 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Introduction: the literary function -- Being constructivist -- Rethinking the performative in pragmatics -- The literary function and the cartographic turn: performative philosophy -- The literary function and society, I: affirmation of immanent aesthetics -- The literary function and society, II: community and subjectification -- The reader and the event of fiction -- Conclusion: degrees of freedom.
  16. Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life. Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Pp. 434. (Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2006.) £14.99, ISBN 0-8223-3720-7, Paperback. [REVIEW]Cameron Adams - 2008 - Journal of Biosocial Science 40 (6):940-941.
  17. The Emptiness of the Image: Psychoanalysis and Sexual Differences.Parveen Adams - 1995 - Routledge.
    There has long been a politics around the way in which women are represented, with objection not so much to specific images as to a regime of looking which places the represented woman in a particular relationship to the spectator's gaze. Artists have sometimes avoided the representation of women altogether, but they are now producing images which challenge the regime. How do these images succeed in their challenge? The Emptiness of the Image offers a psychoanalytic answer. Parveen Adams argues that, (...)
  18. The Closure of the 'Gold Window': From 'Camera-Eye' to 'Brain-Screen'.Morgan M. Adamson - 2013 - Film-Philosophy 17 (1):245-264.
    This essay explores the correspondence between cinema and money through an investigation of what I call the 'financialization of the image.' Drawing from the tradition of psychoanalytic film criticism and the cinematic ontology of Gilles Deleuze, it argues that the 'camera-eye' and the 'brain-screen' are distinct modes of organizing cinematic perception in capital. Furthermore, it argues that Gilles Deleuze's understanding of the brain-screen is the most adequate mode of thinking of the organization of subjective vision within control societies and the (...)
  19. In/Difference and Repetition in Cyprus.Alev Adil - unknown
  20. Who Thinks Abstractly?: Deleuze on Abstraction.Brent Adkins - 2016 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 30 (3):352-360.
    In his well-known essay “Who Thinksly?” Hegel argues that abstraction is in fact the sign of nonphilosophical thought.1 Despite the common misconception, only philosophical thought is truly concrete. In fact, thought itself, according to Hegel, is the movement from the abstract to the concrete. For philosophers this is an intuitively appealing idea insofar as it rescues philosophy from a charge leveled against it since Thales, namely, that philosophy is more concerned about abstract ideas than concrete reality. Within this context it (...)
  21. At the Crossroads of Philosophy and Religion: Deleuze's Critique of Hegel.Brent Adkins - 2013 - In Karen Houle, Jim Vernon & Jean-Clet Martin (eds.), Hegel and Deleuze: Together Again for the First Time. Northwestern University Press.
  22. Deleuze and Badiou on the Nature of Events.Brent Adkins - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (8):507-516.
    While any number of topics would serve to compare and contrast Deleuze and Badiou, this article will focus on the event. Focusing on the event serves several purposes. First, it provides a vantage point from which to elucidate a number of key topics in both philosophers. Second, while Badiou’s most recent work is already organized around his conception of the event, Deleuze’s discussion of the event is more diffuse. Thus, a discussion of the event in Deleuze will serve as heuristic (...)
  23. Reply by Repetition and Reminder.Jonathan E. Adler - 1997 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 30 (4):367 - 375.
  24. Capitalismoy filosofía. Una aproximación desde Deleuze.Gustavo Adolfo Chirolla - 2005 - Universitas Philosophica 44:175-186.
  25. BAXANDALL, MICHAEL. Words for Pictures: Seven Papers on Renaissance Art & Criticism. Yale UP 2003. Pp. 169. 25 Colour Plates, 11 B & W Diagrams.£ 25.00. BOGUE, RONALD. Deleuze on Cinema. Routledge. [REVIEW]Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics - 2003 - British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (4).
  26. Deleuze E Leibniz: Um Único Lance de Dados Ou a Univocidade Do Ser E a Equivocidade de Seus Sentidos.Larissa Drigo Agostinho - 2016 - Cadernos Espinosanos 34:105-135.
    Em diversos momentos de sua trajetória filosófica Deleuze recorre à Leibniz. Num primeiro momento para pensar a síntese ideal da diferença em Diferença e Repetição, não sem antes ter tecido duras críticas ao infinito leibniziano. Neste artigo nos consagraremos a este momento. Buscaremos demonstrar a importância do conceito de causa imanente de Espinosa, assim como do princípio de razão suficiente e de suas funções no pensamento leibniziano. Apresentaremos a crítica deleuziana do conceito de identidade em Leibniz e a interpretação do (...)
  27. Manuel DeLanda, Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy.A. Aitken - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
  28. Editorial Introduction.Andrew Aitken - 2005 - Angelaki 10 (2):1 – 12.
    It pertains to a problem which we cannot ignore today, namely that of thinking the place of science in the context of the entirety of our experience, whether in order to maintain a critique of the former, as has been done after Bergson (and in ways other than his own), for example by Deleuze or Merleau-Ponty; or to continue to deepen it, as has been done after Brunschvicg (and in ways other than his own) for example by Bachelard or Cavaillès. (...)
  29. An 'Applied Rationalism' of Time: A Reinvestigation of the Relationship Between Bachelard and Bergson-Deleuze.Andrew Aitken - 2004 - Pli 15.
  30. Gilles Deleuze en turc.Ali Akay - 2007 - Multitudes 2 (2):179-185.
    This text examines the conditions under which Deleuze’s philosophy was introduced into the Turkish language. By taking on the « task of the translator », I had the good fortune to experience what it was like to translate Deleuze’s work « from the middle », being both inspired by and working with Deleuze to do so. The question that arises when translating « déterrorialisation » is that of ensuring that this concept is not confused with either the earth or the (...)
  31. Kanafani in Kuwait: A Clinical Cartography.Mai Al-Nakib - 2015 - Deleuze Studies 9 (1):88-111.
  32. ‘The People Are Missing’: Palestinians in Kuwait.Mai Al-Nakib - 2014 - Deleuze Studies 8 (1):23-44.
    This paper explores the effects of the Iraqi invasion on the Palestinian community in Kuwait. Specifically, it considers Gilles Deleuze's notion of the ‘missing people’ in relation both to the Palestinians deported after the 1991 Gulf War and to the majority of Kuwaitis who have not acknowledged the effects of this disappearance on either the Palestinians or themselves. The first section revisits the circumstances surrounding the deportation of approximately 380,000 Palestinians from Kuwait, while the second considers what was lost as (...)
  33. The Memory of Another Past: Bergson, Deleuze and a New Theory of Time.Alia Al-Saji - 2004 - Continental Philosophy Review 37 (2):203-239.
    Through the philosophies of Bergson and Deleuze, my paper explores a different theory of time. I reconstitute Deleuze’s paradoxes of the past in Difference and Repetition and Bergsonism to reveal a theory of time in which the relation between past and present is one of coexistence rather than succession. The theory of memory implied here is a non-representational one. To elaborate this theory, I ask: what is the role of the “virtual image” in Bergson’s Matter and Memory? Far from representing (...)
  34. Towards a Schizogenealogy of Heretical Materialism : Between Bruno and Spinoza, Nietzsche, Deleuze and Other Philosophical Recluses.Eliot Albert - unknown
    The central problematic of this thesis is the formation of a philosophy of creative matter, a philosophical materialism, deriving from the work of Gilles Deleuze Fdlix and Guattari, and based substantially upon an examination of the consequences of their engagement with the philosophical tradition. I have supplemented the writers used by Deleuze and Guattari with the resources of Giordano Bruno's philosophy, as well as numerous examples and arguments from the natural sciences. Bruno is particularly important here, in that in his (...)
  35. Philosophy and Kafka.Paul Alberts, Ronald Bogue, Chris Danta, Paul Haacke, Rainer Nagele, Brian O'Connor, Andrew R. Russ, Peter Schwenger, Kevin W. Sweeney, Dimitris Vardoulakis & Isak Winkel Holm - 2013 - Lexington Books.
    Philosophy and Kafka is a collection of original essays interrogating the relationship of literature and philosophy. The essays either discuss specific philosophical commentaries on Kafka’s work, consider the possible relevance of certain philosophical outlooks for examining Kafka’s writings, or examine Kafka’s writings in terms of a specific philosophical theme, such as communication and subjectivity, language and meaning, knowledge and truth, the human/animal divide, justice, and freedom.
  36. Style, Stutter.Christa Albrecht-Crane - 2011 - In Charles J. Stivale (ed.), Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts. Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
  37. Dos respuestas desde la estética a la pregunta por la filosofía, a través de Heidegger y Deleuze.Fernando Rampérez Alcolea - 2008 - Logos: Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica 41:175-186.
    Un análisis de la noción de filosofía en Heidegger y en Deleuze nos permite comprobar cómo ambos se ven llevados a un planteamiento estético, a una concepción poética del lenguaje o de la creatividad, para caracterizar a la filosofía misma. La distancia entre ambos reside, no obstante, en la insatisfacción que inevitablemente sufren las esperanzas de Heidegger al depositarlas en lo poético, mientras que Deleuze equipara el quehacer filosófico y el estético al consistir ambos en producción de sentido. An analysis (...)
  38. Image-Mongering and Image-Management.Virgil C. Aldrich - 1962 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 23 (1):51-61.
  39. Image-instant/image plastique. Métamorphoses de l'origine.Alena Alexandrova - 2009 - Rue Descartes 64 (2):23.
  40. The Figure of Piers Plowman: The Image on the Coin. Margaret E. Goldsmith.John A. Alford - 1984 - Speculum 59 (1):146-149.
  41. Ancora di Verga E Del Cinema Italiano.Mario Alicata & Giuseppe De Santis - 1941 - Cinema 130:314-15.
  42. Rizominiai Deleuze’o Daugialypumų Kontekstai.Agnė Alijauskaitė - 2015 - Problemos 87 (87):184.
  43. According to the Identity of the Real: The Non-Philosophical Thought of Immanence.Gabriel Alkon & Boris Gunjević - 2011 - Synthesis Philosophica 26 (1):209-227.
    Are the things of this world given to thought? Are things really meant to be known, to be taken as the objective manifestations of a transcendental conditioning power? The Western philosophical tradition, according to Francois Laruelle, presupposes just this transcendental constitution of the real – a presupposition that exalts philosophy itself as the designated recipient of the transcendental gift. In our article on Laruelle’s trenchant project we try to show how this presupposition controls even the ostensibly radical critiques of the (...)
  44. A Response to the Problem of the Cinema.Valentyn Allaert - 1932 - New Blackfriars 13 (151):587-594.
  45. Kafka : Phenomenology and Post-Structuralism.Neil Peter Allan - unknown
    This study seeks to identify a coalition of philosophy and literature in the work of Franz Kafka, and begins with a grounding of his output in the philosophical context from which it emerged. This relatively under-researched philosophical backdrop consists in Kafka's study, at university and in a discussion group, of philosophical positions derived from the "descriptive psychology" of Franz Brentano. Kafka was hence conversant with several philosophical agendas, notably those of logic, Gestalt psychology, and a nascent form of phenomenology, which (...)
  46. Womanist and Feminist Aesthetics a Comparative Review.Tuzyline Jita Allan - 1995
  47. 1922: Nomadic Ethics and Novelesque Aesthetics.A. M. Allcott - 1998 - Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo
    A study of Modernism, this dissertation extrapolates from Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus, to performatively analyze questions of historicism, literary tradition, queer sexuality, and post-modern ethics. My praxis relies on close textual readings that represent modernism's concern for history. Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes provide inter-textual tools for my reading methodology. ;1922 begins with a reading of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus that places his struggle with homosexuality in historical context. Robert Musil's Young Torless, Otto Weininger's Sex and Character, and the (...)
  48. Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics.Barry Allen - 2011 - Common Knowledge 17 (1):198-199.
  49. Ontology in Heidegger and Deleuze: A Comparative Analysis.David J. Allen - 2015 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 23 (1):141-146.
  50. Philosophy and the Sciences in the Work of Gilles Deleuze, 1953-1968.David James Allen - unknown
    This thesis seeks to understand the nature of and relation between science and philosophy articulated in the early work of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. It seeks to challenge the view that Deleuze’s metaphysical and metaphilosophical position is in important part an attempt to respond to twentieth century developments in the natural sciences, claiming that this is not a plausible interpretation of Deleuze’s early thought. The central problem identified with such readings is that they provide an insufficient explanation of the (...)
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