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Ideas of Gilles Deleuze, by Text

[French, 1925 - 1995, Professor at the University of Paris VII.]

1962 Nietzsche and Philosophy
p.23 p.60 There is no being beyond becoming
1968 Difference and Repetition
p.82 'Difference' refers to that which eludes capture [May]
p.86 Ontology does not tell what there is; it is just a strange adventure [May]
p.116 Being is a problem to be engaged, not solved, and needs a new mode of thinking [May]
p.171 Ontology can be continual creation, not to know being, but to probe the unknowable
p.36 p.82 'Being' is univocal, but its subject matter is actually 'difference'
1977 A Conversation: what is it? What is it for?
I p.1 When I meet objections I just move on; they never contribute anything
I p.1 Before we seek solutions, it is important to invent problems
I p.2 A meeting of man and animal can be deterritorialization (like a wasp with an orchid)
I p.3 We must create new words, and treat them as normal, and as if designating real things.
I p.8 Don't assess ideas for truth or justice; look for another idea, and establish a relationship with it
I p.8 People consist of many undetermined lines, some rigid, some supple, some 'lines of flight'
I p.10 The history of philosophy is an agent of power: how can you think if you haven't read the great names?
I p.10 Philosophy aims to become the official language, supporting orthodoxy and the state
I p.13 Before Being there is politics
II p.19 Some lines (of flight) are becomings which escape the system
II p.23 Thought should be thrown like a stone from a war-machine
II p.26 Dualisms can be undone from within, by tracing connections, and drawing them to a new path
1977 The Actual and the Virtual
p.132 We don't want another new set of categories; we want a variety of flexible categories [May]
1977 Many Politics
p.106 p.106 The State requires self-preservation, but the war-machine desires destruction
p.107 p.107 Nomads are the basis of history, and yet almost unknowable
p.110 p.110 We are currently extending capitalism to the whole of society