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Gilles Deleuze's Luminous Philosophy

Hanjo Berressem


Providing a comprehensive reading of Deleuzian philosophy, Gilles Deleuze’s Luminous Philosophy argues that this philosophy’s most consistent conceptual spine and figure of thought is its inherent luminism. When Deleuze notes in Cinema 1 that ‘the plane of immanence is entirely made up of light’, he ties this philosophical luminism directly to the notion of the complementarity of the photon in its aspects of both particle and wave. Engaging, in chronological order, the whole body and range of Deleuze’s and Deleuze and Guattari’s writing, the book traces the ‘line of light’ that runs through De ... More

Keywords: luminism, line of light, diversity, reciprocal determination, photon, real projective plane, surface of thought, dark Deleuze, complementarity, difference vs. diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474450713
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450713.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hanjo Berressem, author
University of Cologne