Deleuze, Gilles

Portrait
Born: Jan 18, 1925 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Philosopher


1925 – He was born on the 18th day of January this year in Paris.

 

1944 – He went to study at the Sorbonne. His teachers there included several noted specialists in the history of philosophy, such as Georges Canguilhem, Jean Hyppolite, Ferdinand Alquié, and Maurice de Gandillac, and Deleuze's lifelong interest in the canonical figures of modern philosophy owed much to these teachers.

 

1948 – This year, he aggregated Philosophy.

 

1953 – He published his first monograph, Empiricism and Subjectivity, on Hume.

 

1956 - He married Denise Paul "Fanny" Grandjouan in this year. He taught at various lycées (Amiens, Orléans, and Louis le Grand) until 1957, when he took up a position at the Sorbonne.

 

1960 - From this year until 1964 he held a position at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique. During this time he published the seminal Nietzsche and Philosophy (1962) and befriended Michel Foucault.

 

1964 – From this year until 1969, he was a professor at the University of Lyon.

 

1968 - He published his two dissertations, Difference and Repetition (supervised by Gandillac) and Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza (supervised by Alquié).

1969 – He published The Logic of Sense which led Michel Foucault to declare that "one day, perhaps, this century will be called Deleuzian. In the same year, he was appointed to the University of Paris VIII at Vincennes/St. Denis, an experimental school organized to implement educational reform.

 

1972 - His most popular books were the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus in this year and A Thousand Plateaus in 1980 both co-written with Félix Guattari.

 

1987 - Deleuze retired this year.

 

1995 – He passed away on the 4th day of November this year.

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