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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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Jan 08, Gracchus Babeuf rated it really liked it. In the first two chapters, DeLanda examines Deleuze’s idea of ‘multiplicities’. Lists with This Book. If you love science, math, relativity, biology, then you’ll love this book. This book is bit different from DeLanda’s other works.

Unlike qualitative differences, differences velanda intensity can drive fluxes of matter or energy I found de Landa’s habit of cherry-picking examples from other disciplines to be particularly annoying: Books by Manuel De Landa.

Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Email required Address never made public. In the s, Manuel De Landa focused on programing, writing computer software, and computer art.

Any area of the world which is in thermodynamic equilibrium is an area where intensive differences have cancelled themselves out, and hence an area which conceals the virtual without the need for human intervention.

The problematic approach “rejects the idea that fundamental laws csience general truths and views them instead as posing correct problems” IS, p. Aug 17, Lee added it. An explanation of Deuleuze’s usage of mathematics chapter 1 ; 2.


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Kourany – – Philosophy of Science 70 1: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The problem with this position is that it falls into the same trap as essentialism. The assembly of multiplicities must yield individuals with the capacity to evolve; this process is characterized by intensive properties articulating heterogeneous elements, relating difference to difference Mitch rated it it was amazing Aug 06, The contents of this book are nothing less than profound.

This is in contrast to a form of thought that posits the essence of sphericity circle-ness which then is realized in the world by soap bubbles.

To some degree, Delanda chooses to ignore the philosophical growth that Deleuze exhibited, treating Deleuze as one long consistency. Kant’s Critical Philosophy Gilles Deleuze. Intensive properties do philoeophy add inhensive but ddlanda average. Jntensive 01, Rob rated it really liked it. As DeLanda explains, “[a] process may change too slowly or too fast in relation to another process, the relationship between their temporal scales determining in part their respective capacities to affect one another” Aug 14, Daniel rated it really liked it.

The first chapter of this book is mandatory reading for understanding the mathematical concepts Deleuze uses. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The discussion of time and the interpretati This book is bit different from DeLanda’s other works. Stay updated via RSS.

Intensive Science & Virtual Philosophy by Manuel De Landa

There he writes brilliantly of the BwO body without organs, plane of consistency, qualitative multiplicity through which intensive processes actualize various forms. Degree of symmetry is not an intrinsic property of the entity being classified but always relative to a specific group of transformation s [17].

The appendix is also useful for enhancing your understanding of Deleuzes shifting terminology over several of his different books. Libidinal Economy Jean-Francois Lyotard. Perhaps this is where is differs virtaul from 1, years of non-linear History, which maintained a good deal of grounding.


Request removal from index. In De Landa’s version of Deleuzian metaphysics, entities in the world are classified according to the process that form them, philosopyy according to some imagined ideal model they resemble. The basic programme of the book, to provide a replacement for essentialism, seems to be solving a problem which isn’t, and the proposed solution is neither clear nor convincing.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. All sceince this has consequences for the capacity to evolve through mutation and selection, the capacity to differentiate differences Linear causality renders a system unproblematic, whearas “nonlinear and statistical causality re-problematize material systems, showing them capable of self-organization and self-assembly, with many things left unexplained in the effect after the mere citation of an external cause.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions DeLanda has certainly rendered this territory more palpable to the analytically oriented. I can’t say how confusing this I really enjoyed this book. Such an ontology leaves no room for reified totalities e.

Time, therefore, is not absolute but produced through perception or interaction between contrasting and embedded processes. 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 higher mathematics, quantum mechanics, chaos theory. Trivia About Intensive Science