[D-G] Maimon Conference

Maimon Conference maimonconference at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 27 06:53:10 PDT 2010

*Salomon Maimon & The Essay on Transcendental Philosophy - A One Day

To mark the recent publication of the first English translation of Salomon
Maimon's *Essay on Transcendental Philosophy *(1790), a one day conference
on Maimon is being held on Thursday 19 August 2010 at Manchester
Metropolitan University, England.

Maimon's *Essay *was a crucial resource for Deleuze in developing a
philosophy of difference in *Difference & Repetition*. In particular Deleuze
makes use of Maimon's rethinking of Kant's Ideas beyond a merely regulative
role, his attempt to establish an internal genetic relation of concept
(determination) to intuition (determinable), and his importation of the
calculus into transcendental philosophy via the identification of the matter
of sensation with differentials (= noumena). We hope that the appearance of
Maimon in English translation will lead to a renewed examination of
Deleuze's relation to his philosophy.

Registration for the conference is free and more details and a registration
form are available at:

*Conference Program*

9.00 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 11.00 ‘Creation versus Construction Ex Nihilo: F. H. Jacobi,
Salomon Maimon, and Belief in Revelation’, Bruce Rosenstock, University of
11.00 – 12.00 ‘The Swallow and the Swan’, Paul Franks, University of Toronto
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 ‘The notion of a differential unconscious – Deleuze’s
adaptation of Maimon’, Daniela Voss, Free University, Berlin
14.00 – 15.00 ‘Maimon’s influence on Kant’s Third Critique and Opus
Postumum’, Beth Lord, University of Dundee
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee
15.30 – 16.45 ‘Maimon: Philosophy without a Happy-End’, Gideon
Freudenthal, Tel-Aviv University
19.00 Conference Dinner
Nick Midgley and Henry Somers Hall (conference organizers)

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