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Gilles Deleuze

(1925—1995)

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artificial intelligence

artificial intelligence  

The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between ...
Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza  

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 (1632–77) Leading Dutch-Jewish philosopher,banned by the Portuguese Jewish community in 1656, probably because of his criticisms of the Scriptures (but possibly because of a financial dispute with ...
Félix Guattari

Félix Guattari  

(1930–92)Frenchpsychoanalyst, political activist, and philosopher. He is best known for the books he co-wrote with French philosopher Gilles Deleuze: L'Anti-Oedipe: Capitalisme et Schizophrénie ...
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Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson  

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(1859–1941),French philosopher who opposed scientific materialism and positivism, and whose concept of the ‘Elan vital’, or vital impulse, where the evolutionary process is directed towards new forms ...
Jean-François Lyotard

Jean-François Lyotard  

(1924–98)Frenchphilosopher, author of more than 25 books on diverse topics, including aesthetics (especially the Avant-garde), ethics, justice, and political theory, but undoubtedly best known for ...
Jean-Gaston Hyppolite

Jean-Gaston Hyppolite  

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(1907–68)French philosopher. Initially attracted to the early, more religious or spiritual writings of Hegel, Hyppolite moved to a more Marxist position. He was prominent in reviving Hegel for the ...
Les Nouveaux Philosophes

Les Nouveaux Philosophes  

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In the late spring and summer of 1977 an eclectic group of young French philosophers took the media by storm. André Glucksmann's Les Maîtres penseurs and Bernard‐Henri Lévy's La Barbarie ...
Oedipus complex

Oedipus complex  

In psychoanalysis, an organized collection of loving and hostile feelings of a child towards its parents, reaching its peak during the phallic stage between 3 and 5 or 6 years of age, dissolving with ...
post-structuralism

post-structuralism  

[Th]A relativist philosophy based on the ideas and works of a number of French scholars working in the 1960s, notably Derrida, Lacan, Foucault, Barthes, and Kristeva, to develop earlier thinking by ...
rhizome

rhizome  

A botanical term indicating subterranean stems such as bulbs, tubers and couchgrass, with a multiple, lateral, and circular system of ramification, different from roots and radicles which tend to ...

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