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Gilles Deleuze

Chapter


Abstract


  • Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995) was a French philosopher who was born in Paris and,

    following a long, incapacitating illness, took his own life in the same city. Deleuze’s

    oeuvre is difficult to classify. He described his work as philosophy, ‘nothing but

    philosophy’, even when it looked like something else – anthropology, art history, social

    theory, politics, film theory and so on. As this brief litany suggests, his work ranges far

    beyond the usual concerns of the discipline. His work is read equally widely – indeed,

    it tends to be most influential outside philosophy. He has devoted readers in art,

    architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, politics and

    sociology. Deleuze introduced both a new way of writing philosophy and a new way of

    thinking about philosophy that contributed in profound ways to the construction of

    the new discursive form known today simply as theory.1 His friend Michel Foucault, a

    towering intellectual figure in his own right, recognised the significance of Deleuze’s

    contribution to twentieth-century thought very early and in 1969 mischievously went

    so far as to suggest the century would be named after him.2

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Buchanan, I. M. (2017). Gilles Deleuze. In B. Evans & T. Carver (Eds.), Histories of Violence : Post-war Critical Thought (pp. 107-123). London: Zed Books.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3138

Book Title


  • Histories of Violence : Post-war Critical Thought

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 123

Place Of Publication


  • London

Abstract


  • Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995) was a French philosopher who was born in Paris and,

    following a long, incapacitating illness, took his own life in the same city. Deleuze’s

    oeuvre is difficult to classify. He described his work as philosophy, ‘nothing but

    philosophy’, even when it looked like something else – anthropology, art history, social

    theory, politics, film theory and so on. As this brief litany suggests, his work ranges far

    beyond the usual concerns of the discipline. His work is read equally widely – indeed,

    it tends to be most influential outside philosophy. He has devoted readers in art,

    architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, politics and

    sociology. Deleuze introduced both a new way of writing philosophy and a new way of

    thinking about philosophy that contributed in profound ways to the construction of

    the new discursive form known today simply as theory.1 His friend Michel Foucault, a

    towering intellectual figure in his own right, recognised the significance of Deleuze’s

    contribution to twentieth-century thought very early and in 1969 mischievously went

    so far as to suggest the century would be named after him.2

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Buchanan, I. M. (2017). Gilles Deleuze. In B. Evans & T. Carver (Eds.), Histories of Violence : Post-war Critical Thought (pp. 107-123). London: Zed Books.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3138

Book Title


  • Histories of Violence : Post-war Critical Thought

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 123

Place Of Publication


  • London