Tagged: Gilles Deleuze

Deleuze on Kant

Gilles Deleuze wrote in a Letter to Michele Cressole” My book on Kant is different, I like it very much, I wrote it as a book on an enemy, in it I was trying to show how he works, what his mechanisms are…’ The following transcript of a lecture on Kant was given by Deleuze on 14/03/1978 in Vincennes. The title of the seminar was” Synthesis and Time.” The text can be found at Webdeleuze.com Introduction “We are returning to Kant. May this be an occasion for you to skim, read or re-read The Critique of Pure Reason. There is...

Gilles Deleuze – Quotes

Gilles Deleuze  (18 January 1925 – 4 November 1995) was a French postmodern philosopher who wrote on philosophy, literature, film, and art. Main Works: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, two Volumes: Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), with Félix Guattari. Difference and Repetition (1968) Quotes: The history of philosophy has always been the agent of power in philosophy, and even in thought. It has played the repressors role: how can you think without having read Plato, Descartes, Kant and Heidegger, and so-and-so’s book about them? A formidable school of intimidation which manufactures specialists in thought – but which also makes those...

Gilles Deleuze: Immanence – A Life

Deleuze was very sick in his final years. The last essay he published is very short; it is an extraordinary text. “Immanence: A Life” was published in 1995, and he took his own life on November 4, 1995.  The concept of a “plane of immanence” is borrowed from Spinoza, who used it to describe the world as an attribute to the one substance, God. I like the concept of a transcendental field which is prior to consciousness, and consciousness “becomes a fact only when a subject is produced at the same time as its object, both being outside the field...

What is Philosophy?

A worthwhile question to pursue. At its simplest, philosophy (from the Greek or phílosophía, meaning ‘the love of wisdom’) is the study of knowledge, or “thinking about thinking.” the breadth of what it covers is perhaps best illustrated by a selection of definitions. Some Definitions the discipline concerned with questions of how one should live (ethics); what sorts of things exist and what are their essential natures (metaphysics); what counts as genuine knowledge (epistemology); and what are the correct principles of reasoning (logic) (Wikipedia) investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather...