Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze was born in 1925 in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. He was a French philosopher who, from the early 1960s until his death, wrote influentially on philosophy, literature, film and fine art. Deleuze wrote many books dedicated to the work of other practitioners, and his work is full of unexpected references, often citing obscure authors. Immanence was a key word for Deleuze, returning time and again throughout his texts. The term refers to what he called his empiricist philosophy based on the empirical real without recourse to the transcendental. Deleuze insists that philosophy must approach the immanent conditions of that which it is trying to think. Thought must create movement and consequences. Deleuze passed away on November 4, 1995 in Paris.

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