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

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. No actual objects are singularities; rather, singularities are non-actual attractors which direct and form possible trajectories or paths which are then, depending on such circumstances, occasionally actualized.

The Actualization of the Virtual in Space. A multiplicity is a nested set of vector fields related to each other by symmetry-breaking bifurcations phase transitionstogether with the distributions of attractors which define each of its embedded levels. Jan 16, Niklas rated it really liked it Shelves: You are commenting using your WordPress. I am still unsure about the idea of a flat ontology, and its implications. Dialogues II Gilles Deleuze. Become a PEL Citizen! Proust and Signs Gilles Deleuze.

Kourany – – Philosophy of Science 70 1: The vector field is the real source of the regularities or propensities in the population of possible histories I am not the intended audience scientistbut i feel that i got a lot out this book anyway from his examples and connections he makes to other thinkers.


We learn how non-equilibrium thermodynamics treats energy flows across a gradient, and the reduction that gradient produces entropy–and in so doing produces order.

Thus a topological form a singular point [eg minimal energy] in a manifold guides a process which results in many different physical forms. The discussion of time and the interpretation of the laws of physics according to virtual philosophy are quite interesting.

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy : Manuel Delanda :

Delanda presents a fairly erudite examination of Deleuze’s virtual philosophy. About Manuel Delanda Manuel Delanda began his career in experimental film, became a computer artist and programmer and now teaches philosophy at Columbia University.

We leave to another post the connection between this intensive ontology and a nonlinear history of institutions. Throughout, DeLanda argues that the essences and universals of traditional ontology arise out of historical and intensive processes.

Through a process ontology, Deleuze ijtensive the essences of entities with dynamical processes, some of which intenslve material and energetic, but all of which remain immanent to the world of intrnsive and energy 5. Book ratings by Goodreads. Aug 17, Lee added it. The appendix is also useful for enhancing your understanding of Deleuzes kntensive terminology over several of his different books.


Deleuze gives a two-fold definition of the virtual in terms of unactualized tendencies or singularities and unactualized capacities or affects Latour does “flat ontology” rather well, and so does Garcia, but looking at Harman, I am not entirely convinced this is the right way. Even the architects can get it. From Text to Action Paul Ricoeur. Nietzsche and Philosophy Gilles Deleuze.

The problematic approach “rejects the idea that fundamental laws express general truths and views them instead as posing correct problems” IS, p.

Perhaps this is where is differs most from 1, years of non-linear History, which maintained a good deal of grounding. A multiplicity will exhibit a variety of capabilities to form assemblages with other individuals, organic and inorganic. 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.

This limits the an of procedures possible for their assembly: On many accounts, this is a lovable and welcome book. For me this undermines Delanda’s book. No trivia or quizzes yet.