Gilles Deleuze

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[Revised entry by Daniel Smith, John Protevi, and Daniela Voss on June 3, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Gilles Deleuze (January 18, 1925 – November 4, 1995) was one of the most influential and prolific French philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. Deleuze conceived of philosophy as the production of concepts, and he characterized himself as a “pure metaphysician.” In his magnum opus Difference and Repetition, he tries to develop a metaphysics adequate to contemporary mathematics and science – a metaphysics in which the concept of multiplicity replaces that of substance, event replaces…

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