Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 8, No 1 (2012)

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Poststructuralism and Deconstruction: A Mathematical History

Vladimir Tasic


Explaining his love of philosophy, Slavoj Žižek notes that he ‘secretly thinks reality exists so that we can speculate about it’. This article takes the view that links between mathematics and continental philosophy are part of reality, the reality of philosophy and its history, and hence require speculation. Examples from the work of Jacques Derrida and Henri Poincaré are discussed.

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