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The University of Queensland
Monday, 20 June 2005


The Centre for the History of European Discourses held a mini-conference to launch the collection Virtual Mathematics: the logic of difference (Clinamen, 2005). The Virtual Maths mini-conference was a one day conference held in Brisbane at the University of Queensland on Monday, 20 June 2005.

The collection Virtual Mathematics: the logic of difference brings together a range of new philosophical encounters with mathematics using the work of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze as a focus. This component of Deleuze's work has, to date, been rather neglected by commentators working in the field of Deleuze studies. One of the aims of this collection is to address this critical deficit by providing a philosophical presentation of Deleuze's relation to mathematics, one that is adequate to his project of constructing a philosophy of difference and to the exploration of some of its applications. The mini-conference provided the opportunity for a range of papers from the collection to be presented for discussion.

The mini-conference was held in conjunction with the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy conference in Sydney at the University of NSW from Wednesday to Friday, 15-17 June 2005. 

CCCS Seminar Room, Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower

Virtual Maths mini-conference section


Arkady Plotnitsky. Manifolds: On the Concept of Space in Riemann and Deleuze Bernhard Riemann is arguably the most significant mathematical influence upon and presence in Gilles Deleuze's work. This paper will expl...


Arkady Plotnitsky, Professor of English and Director of the Theory and Cultural Studies Program Purdue University (Indiana, ). Jean-Michel Salanskis, Professor of Philosophy&n...

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