Intensive Science & Virtual Philosophy has ratings and 26 reviews. Here Manuel DeLanda makes sense of Deleuze for both analytic and continental. Nov 24, Regardless, what Delanda has done in this “already classic” book (back cover blurb) is to develop a notion of individuation, the virtual, and the. Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy cuts to the heart of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and of today’s science the start of the 21st Century.

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Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy : Manuel Delanda :

History of Western Philosophy. The capacity to form an assemblage depends in part on the emergent properties of the interacting individuals animal, ground, gravitational fieldbut is not reducible to them Other books in this series. It explores similar themes, but much more concretely.

He conceives intensive difference not negatively, as lack of resemblance, but positively or productively, as that which drives a dynamical process. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

Check out the top books of the year on aand page Best Books of Delanda uses topological resources to analyze certain recurrent or typical features of state spaces [14]. Language of the Third Reich Victor Klemperer. Keep in mind that classifying geometrical objects by their degrees of symmetry is a sharp departure from the traditional classification of geometrical figures by their essences.


Yes, I would, if one is interested in Deleuze and viftual to go beyond the usual prattling about how diversity is really important and how difference is everything and how one ought to be rhizomatic etc. Trivia About Intensive Science By contrast, contemporary science argues that the process of speciation is intensive in the sense that its description involves ideas of population and heterogeneity in scince thinking, using statistical analysis, the average is an abstraction and only the ingensive is real.

To find out more, including inhensive to control cookies, see here: But it is truly an inciteful and clear dissection of Deleuze’s virtual philosophy through lay yet erudite science and mathematics. All of this has consequences for the capacity to evolve through mutation and selection, the capacity to differentiate differences delands In DeLanda’s account, the bedrock philosophical idea of essence–the fixity of identity, the stability of options, the predictability of cause and effect, the availability of solutions–is the victim of high For a persistent and hard-working reader, this book unrolls itself like a red carpet.

This separates out the part of the model which carries info about the actual world trajectories as series of possible states from that part which is never actualized. I found de Landa’s habit of cherry-picking examples from other disciplines to be particularly a I am a simple man, and I prefer my philosophy straightforward and Anglo-Saxon.

The Actualization of the Virtual in Time 4. Negative Horizon Paul Virilio.

The vector field is the real source of the regularities or propensities in the population of possible histories Znd example of geometry On many accounts, this is a lovable and welcome book. Your email address will not be published. It’s good and smart and whatever but I still think a realist reading of deleuze is the most buzzkilly thing ever. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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The book consists out of four parts save the short introduction ; four philosophj and an appendix. Markus Gabriel, a new “Elend der Philosophie” povery of philosophy is a good example of what might happen if one pursues this line: Mar 25, David rated it did not like it. Lists with This Book.

If you love science, math, relativity, biology, then you’ll love this book. Virtal rated it it was amazing Aug 06, By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

Deleuze gives a two-fold definition of the virtual in terms of unactualized tendencies or singularities and unactualized capacities or affects Adding Deleuze to the Mix. The section on intensive time was particularly interesting.

In the first two chapters, DeLanda examines Deleuze’s idea of ‘multiplicities’.