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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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What ontological status do such partially never actualized multiplicities have? Mar 25, David rated it did not like it. Looking for beautiful books?

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

It seems instead that Delanda has trouble focusing on how to incorporate Deleuze into this book, pgilosophy instead of meld untensive book into Deleuze’s work as a supplement in some unclear manner. Gilles Deleuze in Continental Philosophy.

As DeLanda explains, “[a] process may change too slowly or too fast in relation to another process, the relationship sxience their temporal scales determining in part their respective capacities phliosophy affect one another” Review quote ‘[A] highly original By contrast, DeLanda, following Deleuze, argues that physical and biological ‘laws’ are real but produced; they are subject to change as these same entities continue to interact and affect each other.

Oct 22, Eli rated it it was amazing. The four parts are as follows: The most accessible example is the evolutionary view of species, where the shared history of reproductive isolation and gradual pressure make two animals members of the same class, not the shared traits that cause them to superficially resemble each other.


This distinguishes the obscure yet distinct nature of multiplicities from the clear and distinct identity of essences. Here, he claims that time arises out of the relations obtaining between different processes, the speeds of which depend on how they perceive and are perceived the movement of glass as compared to liquid glass philosophhy Art and Fear Paul Virilio. Kourany – – Philosophy of Science 70 1: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I am still unsure about the idea of a flat ontology, and its implications. While this intensely interesting, Delanda does some less versed readers of Deleuze and Guattari a service by approaching the subject matter tangentially.

Intensive Science & Virtual Philosophy by Manuel De Landa

The Three Ecologies Felix Guattari. Refresh and try again.

The norm of reaction replaces the idea of degrees of perfection with relations between rates of change. The discussion of time and the interpretati This book is bit different from DeLanda’s other works. DeLanda has certainly rendered this territory more palpable to intensivee analytically oriented.

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Negative Horizon Paul Virilio. John Losee – – Oxford University Press. The four elements of essentialist classificatory practices—resemblance, identity, analogy, and opposition—are displaced by real virtuality. In Intensive Science and Virtual PhilosophyDeLanda tries to bring Deleuze’s ontology into dialogue with modern mathematics and science.

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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 population thinking, virtuaal statistical analysis, the average is an abstraction and only the variation is real.


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In the s, Manuel De Landa focused on programing, writing computer software, and computer art. The problematic approach “rejects the idea that fundamental laws express general truths and views them instead as posing correct problems” IS, p. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. That is, it does not believe that laws have histories and can be produced and overcome.

As well as contemporary philosophical insights, the book also tackles new developments in geometry, complexity theory and chaos theory to bring new insights to our understanding of a scientific knowledge liberated from traditional ideas of essence.

Delanda presents some interesting concepts on his own, but he doesn’t provide much of a frame for this concept except as a kind of supplement for Deleuze as a whole. If not, it will be difficult especially if you are not familiar, at least conceptually, with abstract mathematics.

With its bewildering array of terminology, this exhibits the worst excesses of Continental philosophy, intended more to obfuscate than to elucidate. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

More, heterogeneity is the state we should expect to exist spontaneously under most circumstances; while in essentialist or typological thinking uniformity is the natural state and difference is what needs special explanation, for population thinkers it is difference that is unproblematic