Gilles Deleuze

Gilles DeleuzeIn existographies, Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) (IQ:#|#) (RGM:726|1,500+) (Becker 139:94) (HuCR:12) (GPhE:#) (CR:7) was a French atheist philosopher, noted for []

Deleuze, based on his reading of Henri Bergson, supposedly, promoted some type of “radical materialism”, that situated a hierarchy of matter, life, and spirit, or something along these lines. [1]

Deleuze, supposedly, used “lines of force” theories somewhere in his arguments and discussions. [1]

Deleuze, along with Félix Guattari, sometimes showed, supposedly, that there are indeed two social levels, the micro or molecular, corresponding to the individual person, and the macro or molar, corresponding to society as a whole. (Ѻ)

Deleuze also seems to have developed some type of Nietzsche-Bergson stylized thermodynamics of sociology model, supposedly based on the idea that whereas you can split a glass of water in half and get two new cups, you can't split the temperature of water in half, because the latter is in intensive property, hence there are thermodynamic intensities in society, or something to this effect. (Ѻ)(Ѻ)

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See also: Founders of thermodynamics and suicide
In 1995, Deleuze, faced with growing respiratory problems, stemming tuberculosis and lung removal, wherein simple tasks such as writing required laborious effort, committed suicide by throwing himself from the window of his apartment. (Ѻ)

Deleuze was friends and or associates (Ѻ) of Jean Sartre and Michel Foucault.

Thinkers related to Deleuze, according to Google search patterns, are: Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Pierre Bourdieu, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Lacan, and Jean Sartre.

Quotes | Employed
The following are quotes employed by Deleuze:

“In the chemical world, the sharpest perception of the difference between forces reigns. With the organic world, imprecision and appearance begin.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche (1888), Will to Power; cited by Gilles Deleuze (1983), commented on by John Protevi (2001) [3]

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Deleuze:

“The 20th century will be Deleuzean.”
— Michel Foucault (c.1970) (Ѻ)

1. Gane, Nicholas. (2004). The Future of Social Theory (pg. 177). Continuum.
2. Marks, John. (2011). “Deleuze’s Molecular Vision” (Ѻ), Lecture/Talk, 38-min, Jul 17.
3. (a) Nietzsche, Friedrich. (1888). Will to Power (not available in English translation; found in French edition at II 86 and 87). Publisher.
(b) Deleuze, Gilles. (1983). Nietzsche and Philosophy (49n3, 204n5). Publisher.
(c) Protevi, John. (2001). Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic (pg. 62). Bloomsbury Academic.

Further reading
● Protevi, John. (2001). Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic. Publisher.
● Colebrook, Claire. (2008). “Bourgeois Thermodynamics” (abs), in Deleuze and Politics. Edinburgh University Press.
● Clisby. Dale. (2017). “Intensity in Context: Thermodynamics and Transcendental Philosophy” (abs), Deleuze Studies, Volume 11 Issue 2, Page 240-258.

External links
Gilles Deleuze – Wikipedia.

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