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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Deleuze replaces an essentialist morphogenesis with one based on the notion of intensive differencewhich he differentiates from both qualitative difference and extensive difference.

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

Throughout, DeLanda argues that the essences and universals of traditional ontology arise out of historical and intensive processes. The point of minimal energy functions as a single point attractor a singularity. The Actualization of the Virtual in Time.

The finished product has some geometric properties and some intensive such as entropy or amount of energy; metric properties which expand the concept from structure to function; is characterized by qualities which are metrically indivisible like intensities Yet his work is widely misunderstood and misinterpreted.

In the s, Manuel De Landa focused on programing, writing computer software, and computer art. By resorting to virtual multiplicities, DeLanda through Deleuze tries to interpret the spacial-qualitative world we are familiar with as being fundamentally produced through the interactions between topological intensities and attractors.

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Multiplicities give form to processes, not to products. Ontologically, these invariants of a vector field are topological accidents, points in the field which happen to be stationary; Deleuze argues that these topological accidents should be given the ontological status of an event a perfect storm?


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. DeLanda takes a paramount interest in ontology and relegates epistemology to just vkrtual chapter, which reflects DeLanda’s Deleuzian outlook. Refresh and try again. For population thinkers genetic variation is the fuel of evolution: This rigidity also limits their capacity to affect and be philoophy and thus to mutate. The Folds of Experience, Or: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Emergence of Synthetic Reasonbut I was reluctant to read Intensive Science and Virtual PhilosophyManuel De Landa’s attempt to extend and present the work of Gilles Deleuze to physical scientists with an interest in philosophy.

Home About the Author Publications. 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. Clark rated it really liked it Nov 15, Instead, it wnd kind of floats off to the side.

Props to Ribbonfarmfor virutal me to give it a go. The continuity of a multiplicity is not defined primarily by metric spaces, but by non-metric spaces e.

Martin Calamari – – Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 9 1: In this sense, the book is invaluable and elegant. Paperbackpages. The problematic approach “rejects the idea that fundamental laws express general truths and views them instead as posing correct problems” IS, p.


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Intensive Science & Virtual Philosophy by Manuel De Landa

The Magician in the World: Unlike the a priori grasp of essences in human thought postulated by those who believe in such entities, there would be an empiricism of the virtual Notes; Index show more. 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.

I can’t say how confusing this I really enjoyed this book. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy.

If this book were to supplement some of Deleuze’s conceptions such as the virtual Delanda should have focused more on this aspect of Deleuze’s vrtual changes. Manifolds, Vector Fields and Transformation Groups.

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virtkal A fascinating ontology of the Virtual. 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, using statistical analysis, the average is an abstraction and only the variation is real.

About Manuel Delanda Manuel Delanda began his career in experimental film, became a computer artist and programmer and now teaches philosophy at Columbia University. What sciebce first the Chicken or the Egg? Like Deleuze, DeLanda ends with possibility.