Gilles Deleuze
#323 Overall Influence

Gilles Deleuze

French philosopher

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Gilles Deleuze was a French philosopher who, from the early 1950s until his death in 1995, wrote on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art. His most popular works were the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus , both co-written with psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. His metaphysical treatise Difference and Repetition is considered by many scholars to be his magnum opus. An important part of Deleuze’s oeuvre is devoted to the reading of other philosophers: the Stoics, Leibniz, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, and Bergson, with particular influence derived from Spinoza. A. W. Moore, citing Bernard Williams’s criteria for a great thinker, ranks Deleuze among the “greatest philosophers”. Although he once characterized himself as a “pure metaphysician”, his work has influenced a variety of disciplines across the humanities, including philosophy, art, and literary theory, as well as movements such as post-structuralism and postmodernism.

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University of Lyon (1896-1969)

Former university in France

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Paris 8 University
Paris 8 University

Public university in Paris, France

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#32 World Rank
Philosophy
#87 World Rank
Psychology
#460 World Rank
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#562 World Rank
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