Develops the notion of ‘luminism’ as the conceptual spine of Deleuze’s work
Develops the notion of Deleuze’s ‘philosophical luminism’
A rich and detailed presentation of Deleuze’s cohesive philosophy
Provides an affirmative and ‘luminous’ reading of Deleuze that interacts critically with recent studies that promote a ‘dark Deleuze’
Covers the entire range of Deleuze’s writing
‘The plane of immanence is entirely made up of Light’, Deleuze writes in Cinema 1: The Movement-Image. Engaging the whole body of Deleuze’s work, including less rehearsed texts such as 'The Actual and the Virtual', 'Lucretius and the Simulacrum' and his lectures on Spinoza, Hanjo Berressem traces the ‘line of light’ that runs through Deleuze’s thought.
The focus on the philosophical luminism that suffuses Deleuze’s work delivers a novel reading of Deleuzian philosophy from the perspective of the complementarity of the photon. Berressem reveals a wealth of surprising and brilliant insights for anyone with an interest in Deleuze and in the implications of Deleuze’s philosophical photonics for historiography, literary studies, painting and film.