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Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage$
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Graham Jones and Jon Roffe

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632992

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.001.0001

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Bernhard Riemann

Bernhard Riemann

Chapter:
(p.190) 10 Bernhard Riemann
Source:
Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage
Author(s):

Arkady Plotnitsky

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0010

This chapter focuses on the influence of Bernhard Riemann on the mathematical philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, explaining that mathematics played a major role in Deleuze's thought and suggesting that Riemann may have been the most significant mathematical influence on Deleuze. It argues that Deleuze took advantage of both Riemann's mathematical and philosophical concepts in building his own philosophical concepts, and that the relationship between Riemann and Deleuze not only represents a remarkable conjunction of mathematics and philosophy but also establishes a philosophical friendship.

Keywords:   Bernhard Riemann, Gilles Deleuze, mathematical philosophy, mathematics, philosophical concept, philosophical friendship

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