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Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995) and Félix Guattari (1930–1992) were French thinkers whose work, together and independently, has influenced theoretical and philosophical concepts of modernity. For example, their work on the control society, schizoanalysis, and body-without-organs explains the surveillance and control of individuals by corporations and discusses how humans can free themselves.

Deleuze was a French philosopher who studied at the Sorbonne and acquired an interest in modern philosophy from the specialists teaching there: Georges Canguilhem, Jean Hyppolite, Ferdinand Alquié, and Maurice de Gandillac. After teaching at several French universities and working at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research), Deleuze was appointed in 1969 to the experimental school at the University of Paris VIII at Vincennes/St. Denis, where he taught until his retirement. ...

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