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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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Albert Lautman

Albert Lautman

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(p.356) 19 Albert Lautman
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Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage
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Simon Duffy

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0019

This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze's engagement with the mathematical philosophy of Albert Lautman. It suggests that mathematical work which was drawn upon and played a significant role in Deleuze's philosophical project is that of Lautman, and explains that the speculative logic which Deleuze constructs as a part of his project of constructing a philosophy of difference is dialectical in the Lautmanian sense. The chapter provides an account of Lautmanian dialectic and evaluates how it operates in Lautman's work.

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, mathematical philosophy, Albert Lautman, speculative logic, philosophy of difference, Lautmanian dialectic

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